Monday, December 10, 2012

America: Super Power No More

A newly released report prepared by the office of the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is titled -"Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds" projects that the United States will no longer be the world's only superpower by 2030.

The projection is that Asia will surpass North America and Europe combined.  Asian nations will have more military might as well as higher military spending, a greater GDP, and lead the world in "new" technologies.

 "The United States’ relative economic decline, which is currently occurring, will continue to the point that the only real influence on the international community will in part because of its our historical record and past leadership

The report expresses doubt that the U.S., China, or any other country will be a hegemonic power.

"The U.S. most likely will remain 'first among equals' among the other great powers, due to the legacy of its leadership role in the world and the dominant role it has played in international politics across the board in both hard and soft power,"  The report argues.

The intelligence community does not believe the United States will be supplanted as the world's only superpower by another country.

The report argues that rising powers like China, India and Brazil are not unified by any common ideology and are more focused on their regional role. And the report warns against the consequences of a U.S. withdrawal from the world's stage.

"A collapse or sudden retreat of US power would most likely result in an extended period of global anarchy," it argues.

In another report for military projections, it is argued that America's current foreign policy will lead to one or more World Wars.  The projected  result of these wars is a world divided roughly 50/50, Muslim/Communist. 

The report goes on to say that if the U.S. continues with its unilateral nuclear disarmament, there will be little choice but to surrender to the first nuclear armed challenger.

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1 comment:

Mimi said...

God help us all!