gwen (gwenix) wrote,


Establish four core missions for U.S military forces:
  • defend the American homeland;
  • fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theater wars;
  • perform the "constabulary" duties associated with shaping the security environment in critical regions;
  • transform U.S. forces to exploit the "revolution in military affairs;"

    It was written in 2000. Who wrote it? Well, it's signed by (among others) Wolfowitz. It is supported by Rumsfeld and Cheney if you look at Statement of Principles quoted at the beginning of the document. I mean, this isn't even subtle.

    And as a reminder:

    "Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the
    leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always
    a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy,
    a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding
    of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they
    are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism,
    and exposing the country to greater danger."

    -- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
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