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At present the United States faces no global rival. America’s grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible.
ESTABLISH FOUR CORE MISSIONS for U.S. military forces:
• defend the American homeland;
• fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars;
• perform the “constabulary” duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions;
• transform U.S. forces to exploit the “revolution in military affairs;”
CONTROL THE NEW INTERNATIONAL COMMONS OF SPACE AND CYBERSPACE
and pave the way for the creation of a new military service – U.S. Space Forces – with the mission of space control.
The true cost of not meeting our defense requirements will be a lessened capacity for American global leadership and, ultimately, the loss of a global security order that is uniquely friendly to American principles and prosperity.
Air Force: Toward a Global First-Strike Force
Control of space and cyberspace. Much as control of the high seas – and the protection of international commerce – defined global powers in the past, so will control of the new “international commons” be a key to world power in the future.
Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor. Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions
Although many concepts of “cyber-war” have elements of science fiction about them, and the role of the Defense Department in establishing “control,” or even what “security” on the Internet means, requires a consideration of a host of legal, moral and political issues, there nonetheless will remain an imperative to be able to deny America and its allies' enemies the ability to disrupt or paralyze either the military's or the commercial sector's computer networks. Conversely, an offensive capability could offer America's military and political leaders an invaluable tool in disabling an adversary in a decisive manner.
From en.wikipedia.org... :
After the 2000 election of George W. Bush, many of the PNAC's members were appointed to key positions within the new President's administration:
Richard Cheney Bush Administration Vice President PNAC Founder
Donald Rumsfeld Department of Defense Secretary of Defense PNAC founder
Paul Wolfowitz World Bank President Deputy Secretary of Defense, 2001-2005
(...) the list goes on and on