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Rebuilding Americas Defenses - PNAC

Rebuilding Americas Defenses - PNAC

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A Report of The Project for the New American Century - September 2000. This document is widely cited for this quote from page 51 (pg 63 of the pdf file)...
"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."

Note who the particpants are listed on the last page of the document. Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol and "Scooter" Libby to name a few.
A Report of The Project for the New American Century - September 2000. This document is widely cited for this quote from page 51 (pg 63 of the pdf file)...
"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."

Note who the particpants are listed on the last page of the document. Paul Wolfowitz, William Kristol and "Scooter" Libby to name a few.

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R
EBUILDING
A
MERICA
S
D
EFENSES
Strategy, Forces and ResourcesFor a New Century
 A Report of 
The Project for the New American Century
September 2000
 
A
BOUT THE
P
ROJECT FOR THE
N
EW
A
MERICAN
C
ENTURY
Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership.The Project is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project. William Kristol is chairmanof the Project, and Robert Kagan, Devon Gaffney Cross, Bruce P. Jackson and John R.Bolton serve as directors. Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project.“As the 20
th
century draws to a close, the United States stands as theworld’s most preeminent power. Having led the West to victory inthe Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Doesthe United States have the vision to build upon the achievement of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape anew century favorable to American principles and interests?“[What we require is] a military that is strong and ready to meetboth present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly andpurposefully promotes American principles abroad; and nationalleadership that accepts the United States’ global responsibilities.“Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises itspower. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of globalleadership of the costs that are associated with its exercise. Americahas a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia,and the Middle East. If we shirk our responsibilities, we invitechallenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20
th
century should have taught us that it is important to shapecircumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before theybecome dire. The history of the past century should have taught usto embrace the cause of American leadership.”– From the Project’s founding
Statement of Principles
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ROJECT FOR THE
N
EW
A
MERICAN
C
ENTURY
____
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20036Telephone: (202) 293-4983 / Fax: (202) 293-4572
 
R
EBUILDING
A
MERICA
S
D
EFENSES
Strategy, Forces and ResourcesFor a New Century
D
ONALD
K
AGAN
G
ARY
S
CHMITT
Project Co-Chairmen
T
HOMAS
D
ONNELLY
Principal Author 

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