- World that would emerge minus US alliances would be much more dangerous, authors say
- To think otherwise requires confidence that many other things will work out right, they say
William C. Wohlforth is the Daniel Webster Professor at the Department of Government, Dartmouth College. Stephen Brooks is associate professor of government at Dartmouth College. The opinions expressed in this commentary belong to the authors.
(CNN)How would the United States fare without its globe-girdling array of military alliances? For the first time in memory, this is no longer an academic question.