America, the Accidental Imperialist?
Ray Close, CIA veteran and former Saudi Arabia station chief.
The United States has been pursuing a strategy of aggressive confrontation,
even preemptive intervention, to protect American interests around
the globe. As a consequence, many people at home and abroad interpret
our actions to be those of an old-fashioned imperialist power. Is
this an unfair and inaccurate characterization of America's motives?
Ray Close, 26- year CIA veteran and former Saudi Arabia station chief,
examines recent actions and considers how our government might deal
more effectively with the many choices that still lie ahead.