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" We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the worst threats before they emerge. In the world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act. "
Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco - Page 16
by David L. Phillips - 2009 - 304 pages
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Transforming the National Guard: Resourcing for Readiness : Hearing Before ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform - 2004 - 277 pages
...different from those of World War 1 1 or the Cold War. President Bush gave us a new direction when he said, "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his...world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act." Our nation cannot afford to wait for terrorist adversaries...
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Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan ...

Patrick J. Buchanan - 2007 - 272 pages
...to terrorist allies. ... If we wait for threats to fully materialize, we will have waited too long. [T]he war on terror will not be won on the defensive....confront the worst threats before they emerge. In this world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act....
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Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire

Roger Burbach, Jim Tarbell - 2004 - 240 pages
...promise of massive retaliation against nations, means nothing against shadowy terrorist networks ... the war on terror will not be won on the defensive....and confront the worst threats before they emerge.' This would require 'preemptive action', he declared (Bush 20023). This marked the advent of what became...
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Civil Rights In Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims

Elaine C. Hagopian - 2004 - 322 pages
...to punish US-designated aggressors by striking first and when not expected, anywhere in the world: The war on terror will not be won on the defensive....and confront the worst threats before they emerge ... ... Our security will require transforming the military you will lead — a military that must...
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Terrorism and the UN: Before and After September 11

Jane Boulden, Thomas G. Weiss - 2004 - 272 pages
...us with the world's most destructive weapons." He went on to tell the 2002 West Point graduates that "the war on terror will not be won on the defensive....and confront the worst threats before they emerge." 31 Evidence uncovered in the caves of Afghanistan, after alL had documented Al Qaeda's interest in...
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War and the American Presidency

Arthur Meier Schlesinger - 2004 - 160 pages
...sufficient weapons for the war against terrorism. "We must," he said, "take the battle to the enemy . . . and confront the worst threats before they emerge....world we have entered, the only path to safety is the path of action. And this nation will act." On July 19 that year, at Fort Drum, New York, he said again:...
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Perspectives on 9/11

Gerald J. Galgan - 2004 - 353 pages
...graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point on June 1, 2002, the president said, "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his...and confront the worst threats before they emerge." What emerged was a doctrine of "preemptive intervention," or "anticipatory self-defense," against rogue...
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The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of ...

Ron Suskind - 2004 - 368 pages
...long," the President said, speaking at the commencement of the 204th graduating class of West Point. "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his...and confront the worst threats before they emerge." Bush, in a saber-rattling address, said, "The only path to safety is action. And this nation will act."...
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Strategy for Empire: U.S. Regional Security Policy in the Post ..., Volume 2

Brian Loveman - 2004 - 339 pages
...June 2002, President George W. Bush made clear that the era of containment and deterrence had passed: "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his...and confront the worst threats before they emerge. . . . Our security will require all Americans to be forward-looking and resolute, to be ready for preemptive...
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The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge - 2004 - 450 pages
...explained, "If we wait for threats to fully materialize we will have waited too long."2" He continued, "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his...and confront the worst threats before they emerge." As with so many things in diplomacy, it is possible to claim that there were precedents for this. The...
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