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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Globalization and Security.
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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Globalization-the integration of the political, economic and cultural activities of geographically andor nationally separated peoples-is not a discernible event or challenge, is not new, but it is accelerating. More importantly, globalization is largely irresistible. Thus, globalization is not a policy option, but a fact to which policymakers must adapt. Globalization has accelerated as a result of many positive factors, the most notable of which include the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War the spread of capitalism and free trade more rapid and global capital flows and more liberal financial markets the liberalization of communications international academic and scientific collaboration and faster and more efficient forms of transportation. At the core of accelerated global integration-at once its principal cause and consequence-is the information revolution, which is knocking down once-formidable barriers of physical distance, blurring national boundaries and creating cross-border communities of all types.
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