Ted Carpenter’s new book explains why NATO is both obsolete and dangerous for world peace. Its obsolescence is clear: NATO was founded as an alliance against the Soviet Union, which hasn’t existed for thirty years. It’s dangerous because continued NATO expansion into eastern Europe, despite promises not to do just that, have increased tensions between Russia and the U.S. and its allies. Instead of an end to the Cold War, NATO has helped give us a second one. Scott and Carpenter also talk about the disasters the Obama administration wrought on Libya, and how Trump continues to exacerbate them.
Discussed on the show:
“The Obama Administration Destroyed Libya. Could Trump Make It Worse?” (Cato Institute)NATO: Dangerous Dinosaur“Opinion | Foreign Affairs; Now a Word From X” (The New York Times)The Schlieffen Plan“VIDEO: This is how a nuclear war would play out, according to a Princeton University simulation” (New York Daily News)The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War PlannerPerils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in VietnamThe Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
Ted Galen Carpenter is a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Carpenter has written 10 books including America’s Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan and most recently NATO: Dangerous Dinosaur. He is a contributing editor at The American Conservative Magazine and the National Interest.
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