How Private Warmongers and the U.S. Military Infiltrated American Universities

Steve Horn and Allen Ruff recently Grand Strategy Programsreported in Truthout:

A matrix of closely tied university-based strategic studies ventures, the so-called Grand Strategy Programs (GSP), have cropped up on a number of elite campuses around the country, where they function to serve the national security warfare state.

In tandem with allied institutes and think tanks across the country, these programs, centered at Yale University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, Temple University and, until recently, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, illustrate the increasingly influential role of a new breed of warrior academics in the post-9/11 United States. The network marks the ascent and influence of what might be called the “Long War University.”

Ostensibly created to train an up-and-coming elite to see a global “big picture,” this grand strategy network has brought together scores of foreign policy wonks heavily invested — literally and figuratively — in an unending quest to maintain US global supremacy, a campaign which they increasingly refer to as the Long War.

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8 Responses to How Private Warmongers and the U.S. Military Infiltrated American Universities

  1. Guest December 18, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    Infiltrated?  The Dept of Education itself is a military operation.  ba ha ha  Get real.

    • guest December 18, 2011 at 6:47 am #

      i don’t know. there are a lot of capitalist anti-intellectual elites out there.  it might not be top-bottom, but it is definitely bottom-up, academically speaking.  christian activists are legion.  my professor friends, at least in the south, are having quite a time with them.  faith and militarism are strange bedfellows, but bedfellows nonetheless.  science, and it’s methods, are quite the taboo from where i am standing.

  2. Guest December 18, 2011 at 4:14 am #

    Infiltrated?  The Dept of Education itself is a military operation.  ba ha ha  Get real.

  3. guest December 18, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    i don’t know. there are a lot of capitalist anti-intellectual elites out there.  it might not be top-bottom, but it is definitely bottom-up, academically speaking.  christian activists are legion.  my professor friends, at least in the south, are having quite a time with them.  faith and militarism are strange bedfellows, but bedfellows nonetheless.  science, and it’s methods, are quite the taboo from where i am standing.

  4. Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    External to the US, that attempt to dominate and exploit the rest of the globe is becoming pretty obvious. The rest of the world of course baulks at the idea of becoming third class Puerto Ricans and are rejecting US influence. The latest military invasion by the US is in Australia, initiated at Christmas to keep it out of the political dialogue and started with just 250 but building to thousands.
    Pretty much a blatant land and resource grab, keeping in mind Australia is a similar size to mainland USA.

  5. Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    External to the US, that attempt to dominate and exploit the rest of the globe is becoming pretty obvious. The rest of the world of course baulks at the idea of becoming third class Puerto Ricans and are rejecting US influence. The latest military invasion by the US is in Australia, initiated at Christmas to keep it out of the political dialogue and started with just 250 but building to thousands.
    Pretty much a blatant land and resource grab, keeping in mind Australia is a similar size to mainland USA.

  6. Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    External to the US, that attempt to dominate and exploit the rest of the globe is becoming pretty obvious. The rest of the world of course baulks at the idea of becoming third class Puerto Ricans and are rejecting US influence. The latest military invasion by the US is in Australia, initiated at Christmas to keep it out of the political dialogue and started with just 250 but building to thousands.
    Pretty much a blatant land and resource grab, keeping in mind Australia is a similar size to mainland USA.

  7. rtb61 December 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    External to the US, that attempt to dominate and exploit the rest of the globe is becoming pretty obvious. The rest of the world of course baulks at the idea of becoming third class Puerto Ricans and are rejecting US influence. The latest military invasion by the US is in Australia, initiated at Christmas to keep it out of the political dialogue and started with just 250 but building to thousands.
    Pretty much a blatant land and resource grab, keeping in mind Australia is a similar size to mainland USA.

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