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2002-09-27

Global Dominance: Vice President Dick Cheney’s Vision of a New World Order

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In the October issue of Harper’s, investigative journalist David Armstrong outlines Dick Cheney’s plan for global U.S. domination. Examining documents dating back a decade, when Cheney served as Secretary of the Defense, Armstrong charts Cheney’s vision for the U.S. to single-handedly rule the world.

He writes: "The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.

“The Plan is disturbing in many ways, and ultimately unworkable. Yet it is being sold now as an answer to the "new realities" of the post-September 11 world even as it was sold previously as the answer to the new realities of the post-Cold War world."

Guest:

  • David Armstrong, a staff writer with the National Security News Service, he has written extensively on national security and intelligence matters as well as national politics, foreign policy, media, finance, and the environment. He was formerly the editor of the Texas Observer and his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications.

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