Fight the Empire on 11/15/12

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Alfred McCoy on “Beyond Bayonets and Battleships, Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power”

Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian and author Alfred McCoy, about his recent piece on TomDispatch.com about the Pentagon’s dreams and plans for maintaining U.S. preeminence on planet Earth from the ground to outer space via an array of new robotic weaponry now in development.  McCoy is famous for his book on the CIA and heroin (which the Agency tried unsuccessfully to suppress). McCoy's latest book is Endless Empire.

Will the U.S., fading economically, hang onto global dominion via an array of advanced robotic weapons systems deep into the twenty-first century? -- Alfred W. McCoy, “Beyond Bayonets and Battleships, Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power” www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175614/

 

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