"The Hegemony Strategy"
Via Jim Henley, the National Security Archive acquires a collection of documents outlining the Dick Cheney vision for post-Cold War America in which the central priority would be to take advantage of the collapse of the USSR to assert unilateral U.S. military hegemony around the world. This was a minority point of view within the George H.W. Bush administration, then Bill Clinton became president, but then it really had its day in the sun under George W. Bush.
We’re all currently enjoying the fruits of that policy — a $3 trillion war, more intense nuclear proliferation, al-Qaeda leaders still at large, China stronger relative to the U.S. than ever, etc.