Brief Reminder: A booming export market for the SysAdmin (1970s-1990s)
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 12:02AM
Thomas P.M. Barnett in Brief Reminder, Pentagon's New Map, SysAdmin

Old PNM-era slide (and pre-PNM, actually, so used probably 2001-2004) where I showed the rise in combined contingency response days for the four services.  For the 1970s, I exclude the obvious war in Vietnam (mega-contingency, I guess), then show how the rise in the 1980s was Mideast-centric, and then show how Iraq, Yugoslavia, Somalia and Haiti account for all the subsequent elevation in the 1990s.

Naturally, the 2000s then left the chart in terms of overall volume.

Point of the slide: showing the growing global market for SysAdmin-type operations.

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