Perhaps, but it will take work. Our security structures necessarily reflect the real-world constraints of history, resources, and culture, but this does not preclude us from change.
Globalization—the impact of events beyond national borders and often beyond regions—is a dominant trend in the 21st century. A fundamental question in this globalizing world is how security should respond to new conditions and contend with the ever-increasing impact of events beyond immediate locales.
The successful security paradigms of the past—deterrence, defense, and balance of power—today may be complemented by a new security paradigm that provides for the development of security structures that shape the environment such that the use of force becomes less probable. When force is used, the overwhelming majority of nations identify their security interests as commensurate with those of the United States.