The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
The new US security strategy released by the White House in September 2002, is a remarkable document which requires more analysis than that received in the main media, perhaps partially because of the massive attention given to the Beltway sniper(s). The new strategy would justify pre-emptive strikes for the first time against any countries which the current or future US leadership believe might pose a threat in the future such as China or resurgent Russia or any other country or a group of countries. This bold assertion is justified by the threat of even more miniature weapons of mass destruction coupled with the hatred of America. This important document and the accompanying commentary provide essential and thought provoking reading.
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Ignite a New Era of Global Economic Growth through Free Markets and Free Trade
Expand the Circle of Development by Opening Societies and Building the Infrastructure of Democracy
Develop Agendas for Cooperative Action with the Other Main Centers of Global Power
Transform Americas National Security Institutions to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities of the TwentyFirst Century
Strengthening Intelligence to Better Protect America
Part II Analyses of Preemptive Force
Response to Terrorism Legal Aspects of the Use of Military Force
US Use of Preemptive Military Force
International Law and the Preemptive Use of Force against Iraq
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Page 17 - With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, our security environment has undergone profound transformation.
Page 66 - ... refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.
Page 66 - Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.
Page 65 - Court recalled in its Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear ''"; Weapons, "the environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings, including generations unborn
Page 1 - The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom — and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise.
Page 18 - We must be prepared to stop rogue states and their terrorist clients before they are able to threaten or use weapons of mass destruction against the United States and our allies and friends. Our response must take full advantage of strengthened alliances, the establishment of new partnerships with former adversaries, innovation in the use of military forces, modern technologies, including the development of an effective missile defense system, and increased emphasis on intelligence collection and...
Page 6 - The US national security strategy will be based on a distinctly American internationalism that reflects the union of our values and our national interests.
Page 5 - America is now threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing ones. We are menaced less by fleets and armies than by catastrophic technologies in the hands of the embittered few.
Page 29 - A world where some live in comfort and plenty, while half of the human race lives on less than $2 a day, is neither just nor stable.
Page 19 - ... before they are able to threaten or use weapons of mass destruction against the United States and our allies and friends. Our response must take full advantage of strengthened alliances, the establishment of new partnerships with former adversaries, innovation in the use of military forces, modern technologies, including the development of an effective missile defense system, and increased emphasis on intelligence collection and analysis. Our comprehensive strategy to combat WMD includes proactive...