The Pentagon Minerva Research Initiative

Procuring Academics for Empire

Linked with James Petras – USA.

Published on Voltairenet.org, by James Petras, 8 April 2009.

The Pentagon’s military strategists have recognized that they have suffered political losses, with strategic consequences in their recent military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s time to adopt a “softer” and stealthier approach by employing academics to facilitate imperial conquest through cultural warfare and control of the opposition. Unmasking the role of the Pentagon’s Minerva Research Initiative, officially kicked off in June 2008, as an integral part of Obama’s military escalation is a challenge to all academics who are opposed to empire building and who support the reconstruction of an American republic supportive of international rights of self-determination … (full long text).

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