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photoIn the long global arms race, the U.S. has emerged as the heavyweight champion. With unchallenged superiority in the air, land and sea, America is the most powerful nation the world has seen in centuries. But, does overwhelming military power buy America security or will it lead to more terrorism both inside and outside its borders?

According to Andrew Bacevich, Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University, the American military supremacy has not secured peace and stability around the world. He also thinks that America's military power is not sufficient or appropriate for achieving its strategic goals.

Gregg Easterbrook, writer for the New York Times, believes that America's military superiority played a stabilizing role and helped reduce the number of violent conflicts around the world during the 1990s.

Click the "Listen" link above to hear more about the implications America's superior, unmatched military power has for its strategic goals and the world at large.

Guests:

Gregg Easterbrook, writer for the New York Times and author of the article "American Power Moves Beyond the Super"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute

Andrew Bacevich, Director of the Center for International Relations at Boston University and author of "War Over Kosovo: Strategy and Policy in a Global Age," and the forthcoming "American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy"

This program aired on April 29, 2003.

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