By Fred Charles Iklé
In this eloquent and impassioned e-book, security specialist Fred Iklé predicts a revolution in nationwide safeguard that few strategists have grasped; fewer nonetheless are conscious of its ancient roots. we're preoccupied with suicide bombers, jihadist terrorists, and rogue countries generating nuclear guns, yet those menaces are in basic terms far away thunder that foretells the collection storm.
It is the darkish part of technological development that explains this rising obstacle. Globalization promises the unfold of recent applied sciences, even if priceless or harmful, and this proliferation reaches past North Korea, Iran, and different rogue states. our best risk is a crafty tyrant gaining ownership of some guns of mass destruction. His objective wouldn't be to wreck landmarks, highjack airplanes, or assault railroad stations. He may annihilate a nation's executive from inside and imagine dictatorial strength. the 20 th century deals brilliant examples of tyrants who've exploited significant nationwide mess ups by means of rallying violent fans and intimidating a complete nation.
To clarify how we now have turn into so susceptible, Iklé turns to heritage. a few 250 years in the past, technology used to be free of political and non secular constraints, inflicting a cultural break up during which one a part of our tradition remained lively by way of faith and politics whereas the opposite turned guided via technology. considering that then, technological development and the evolving political order march to assorted drummers. technology advances at an accelerating speed whereas faith and politics movement alongside a zigzag path. This divergence will widen and endanger the survival of all nations.
Drawing on his event as a Washington insider, Iklé outlines functional measures which could with ease be carried out to aid us circumvent the worst disaster.
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