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He spoke in a monotone voice.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Out of interest, what was it about GORE that people didnt like?
Originally posted by dgtempe
Monica Lewinsky, the floosy who tempted Clinton was said to have been planted by the Republicans ...
Originally posted by rizla
Kerry ... was clearly the more intelligent of the two men.
Edwards would have made the better president.
Originally posted by Elijio
...No one knows PNAC? duh 9/11 was the "helpful pearl harbour type event". LOL
...Maybe after the next "helpful pearl harbour type event", they'll get a clue.
Any serious effort at transformation must occur within the larger framework of U.S. national security strategy, military missions and defense budgets. The United States cannot simply declare a “strategic pause” while experimenting with new technologies and operational; concepts. Nor can it choose to pursue a transformation strategy that would decouple American and Allied interests. A transformation strategy that solely pursued capabilities for projecting force from the United States, for example, and sacrificed forward basing and presence, would be at odds with larger American policy goals and would trouble American allies.
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. A decision to suspend or terminate aircraft carrier production, as recommended by this report and as justified by the clear direction of military technology, will cause great upheaval. Likewise, systems entering production today – the F-22 fighter, for
example – will be in service inventories for decades to come. Wise management of this process will consist in large measure of figuring out the right moments to halt
production of current-paradigm weapons and shift to radically new designs.