A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership." Mr. Clark's sophomoric understanding of national security and China's ambitions underscores that military leaders are experts in killing and should not wander beyond that realm.
The retired Army general assumes that the national security of the United States requires that we retain "global leadership." But he never explains what global leadership entails, or why we should care about wearing the crown. As employed by Mr. Clark and the military-industrial complex, global leadership is a cryptic banner by which to justify domination of the world by the use or threat of force or financial coercion.