Posted by Roland (22.214.171.124) on April 17, 2004 at 22:53:48:
The NSS document is the softer manifestation of DPG 1992 draft, elements of which have leaked onto a number of websites. One particular site for the DPG draft is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/etc/wolf.html. You will recall that in 1992 George Bush Senior was in power. Now that his son is President the rhetoric is deliberately milder (as you will see when you read the two papers), although the underlying sentiment remains unchanged to the present day. The full document has not been made available for obvious security reasons and possibly for the embarrassment it may cause past and present Administrations. Let me quote some excerpts from the above site.
"Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. These regions include Western Europe, East Asia, the territory of the former Soviet Union, and Southwest Asia.”
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