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Does the World need a strong America in the 21st Century?

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A STRONG UNITED STATES: IS IT GOOD FOR THE WORLD?

By Kevin Anthony Stoda, Short-Speech at the German Academy for Foreign Service (AKADEMIE des AUSWAERTIGENAMTS), Berlin on 4 May 2010,

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i.e. on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII

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In order to answer this question--"×Is a Strong United States Good for the World?--,one nees to define clearly what one means by the word "×strong".

If strength is defined only in terms of military strength, the answer is obvious--"×Military strengt his insufficient in itself to qualify as a social or political good in our globalized human societies in 2010." Just look at the costly and debilitating debacles in Vietnam, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq over the past half-century!!! Military strenght does not mean that a Nation is healthy or strong.

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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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