The United States of Tomorrow

I just finished reading “Ten Years Later” a very sobering article by former National Coordinator for Security Richard A. Clarke (Against All Enemies), published in the January issue of The Atlantic. Clarke imagines a tenth anniversary 9/11 lecture, delivered in 2011 to the Kennedy School of Government. He goes through various possible security scenarios that could result from the Bush administration’s mishandling of the so-called war on terror. The scenarios are meant to be scary, of course, but the sobering aspects are the fact-based footnotes attached to each likely outcome. The piece is freely available online, even to non-subscribers. Do take a look.