Here's A Better Way To Be Secure

America is not prepared, either offensively or defensively, for the conflicts of the 21st century. We are the strongest military power in the world, but for the wrong century. Conflict is now carried out by civilians against civilians. Perpetrators belong to no state, wear no uniforms and obey no rules of war. No targets are off limits, and no citizens are exempt from slaughter. Other attacks will follow, possibly soon. Twenty-first century war has a new face.

Among the many tests America now confronts, none is greater than proving that we can prevent the next attack even while seeking retribution for...

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