Before Barack Obama became President of the United States, the view of the world’s future, though always opaque, looked to be relatively safe.
There were no military conflicts in Asia or Europe, and the new President of the United States set out on a mission to bring home U.S. troops and close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as quickly as he could.
Today, the world is a vastly different place. Russia’s Vladimir Putin confiscated Crimea from the Ukraine and eastern Ukraine looks strangely like a Russian-0ccupied war zone.
In Asia, China has spread its wings remarkably fast and now may have island fortifications on landmasses it created and developed in the South China Sea.
Japan is talking about re-writing its “pacifist” constitution to deal with the trouble it sees ahead, Vietnam is buying Russian Kilo-class submarines (some of the quietest in…
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