Anybody besides me wonder why we keep going from one crisis to another?
Lately, there have been an awful lot of momentous events, all happening in sequence. Almost seems pre-planned…
A World Made By War
“As a start, let me try to conjure up a map of what defense, as imagined by the Pentagon and the U.S. military, actually looks like. You can find such a map at Wikipedia, but for a second just imagine a world map laid flat before you. Now divide it, the whole globe, like so many ill-shaped pieces of cobbler, into six servings — you can be as messy as you want, it’s not an exact science — and label them the U.S. European Command or EUCOM (for Europe and Russia), the U.S. Pacific Command or PACOM (Asia), CENTCOM (the Greater Middle East and a touch of North Africa), NORTHCOM (North America), SOUTHCOM (South America and most of the Caribbean), and AFRICOM (almost all of Africa). Those are the €œareas of responsibility€ of six U.S. military commands.