The Pengagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century by Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett

1772 Words Jan 30th, 2018 7 Pages
In order to protect its borders, the Pentagon needs a National Security strategy that outlines how the US will protect its interests and allies while providing stability to certain regions of the world and how to prevent terror from reaching its shores. One national security expert, Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett, wrote a book called The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century. His book describes his theory that he believes the US should follow to protect itself and its interests abroad, how the theory applies to future operational environments, and challenges, opportunities and threats within the theory. Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett, author of the book The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century is considered a subject matter expert in the realm of national security. He “has worked in US national security circles since the end of the Cold War, starting first with the Department of Navy's premier think tank, the Center for Naval Analyses. From there he moved to serve as a senior researcher and professor at the Naval War College in Newport RI”. Dr. Barnett believes that America’s national security focus should revolve around countries that fail, or refuse to adopt globalization. He separates the world into three sections, the Functioning Core, the Gap, and Seam States. Functioning Core states are states with established and…
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