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Rather, the global transaction strategy is in reality an updated version of the domino theory, which led the United States to believe that if it did not intervene to prevent South Vietnam from becoming communist, all of Southeast Asia would become part of the Soviet empire.
Apparently McNamara and those around him were so blinded by fear of communism and the "domino theory" (other countries would turn communist if Vietnam was abandoned) that they were unable to realize that the Vietnamese were trying to reclaim their country from generations of colonialism.
Neoconservative William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, wrote that "the liberation of Iraq was the first great battle for the future of the Middle East." He added, "The next great battle--not, we hope, a military battle--will be for Iran." In an ironic reversal of the old domino theory, Kristol now argues that America must take down Iran to prevent it from intervening among Shiites in US-occupied Iraq.
His major contribution here -- building on his earlier study, Modernity and Power: A History of the Domino Theory in the Twentieth Century (1994) -- consists of connecting internationalism, Wilsonianism, and the Cold War.