Who’s George Friedman? Among other things he may be considered America’s chief strategist. He is, CEO and CIO (Chief Intelligence Officer) of STRATFOR, a global intelligence company he founded in 1996.
Since its inception, STRATFOR has published a daily intelligence briefing which is read by the key leadership of most countries and larger companies across the globe. STRATFOR’s client list is confidential, but the company’s publicity list includes Fortune 500 companies and international government agencies.
“I invite readers to consider two themes,” he relates in Author’s Note of his 2011 published book: The Next Decade.
“The first is the concept of the unintended empire. I argue that the United States has become an empire, not because it intended to, but because history has worked out that way. The issue of whether the United States should be an empire is meaningless. It is an empire.” Read the rest of this entry »