Thomas Barnett's bracing talk on the future of war, on TED.com

Strategic planner Thomas P.M. Barnett has advised US leaders on national security since the end of the Cold War. In this bracingly honest — and very funny — talk, Barnett outlines a solution for the foundering US military: Break it in two. One half makes war, and the other half builds the peace that follows. Spontaneous applause and a standing ovation underscore what Barnett said on his blog: “Probably the best 20 minutes of speaking I have ever done.” (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 23:53) Read Thomas Barnett’s profile on TED.com

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