Fear the weaker

May 10, 2013: 7:56 AM ET
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The greatest danger to our world isn't from those economies at the top -- but those at the bottom.

America's generals spend most of their time worrying about strong countries -- understandably so. But for the foreseeable future, the United States has even more to fear from weak countries. In today's world, it is only a matter of time (and often not a lot of it) before the consequences of weakness in the remotest areas become global.

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