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From the Ted Talk by Thomas Barnett: Let's rethink America's military strategy

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Some people put these two things together and they call it emripe, which I think is a boneheaded concept. Empire is about the enforcement of not just minimal rule sets, which you cannot do, but miaxumm rule sets which you must do. It's not our system of governance. Never how we've sought to interact with the outside world. I pferer that phrase System Administration. We enforce the minimal rule sets for mniinatinag connectivity to the global economy. Certain bad things you cannot do. How this itcamps the way we think about the future of war. This is a concept which gets me vilified throughout the peaogntn. It makes me very popular as well. Everybody's got an opinion.

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Some people put these two things together and they call it ______, which I think is a boneheaded concept. Empire is about the enforcement of not just minimal rule sets, which you cannot do, but _______ rule sets which you must do. It's not our system of governance. Never how we've sought to interact with the outside world. I ______ that phrase System Administration. We enforce the minimal rule sets for ___________ connectivity to the global economy. Certain bad things you cannot do. How this _______ the way we think about the future of war. This is a concept which gets me vilified throughout the ________. It makes me very popular as well. Everybody's got an opinion.

Solution

  1. maintaining
  2. maximum
  3. prefer
  4. pentagon
  5. impacts
  6. empire

Original Text

Some people put these two things together and they call it empire, which I think is a boneheaded concept. Empire is about the enforcement of not just minimal rule sets, which you cannot do, but maximum rule sets which you must do. It's not our system of governance. Never how we've sought to interact with the outside world. I prefer that phrase System Administration. We enforce the minimal rule sets for maintaining connectivity to the global economy. Certain bad things you cannot do. How this impacts the way we think about the future of war. This is a concept which gets me vilified throughout the Pentagon. It makes me very popular as well. Everybody's got an opinion.

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