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Monday, October 23, 2006

Security

During the Cold War period, national security policies were primarily focused on one thing, the USSR. The globe was polarized in , split by the "Free World" and Communist nations and their allies. The fate of humanity relied on the balance of nuclear, economic and military power between the US and the USSR. MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction was the stalemate, the certain death of both societies if nuclear war became reality. Now, in the age of globalization, de-centralized terrorist networks, and unlimited information, the US faces infinite threats. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the United States lost the key, the focus of all of its security policies. However, the new threats the US faces have the potential to do more damage than the Soviet Union ever did. When terrorists kill thousands of innocent people, the US has no government or state to hold solely responsible. Now, more than ever, every military action and new foreign policy is scrutinized and source for contempt. When the US attacks one terrorist group, it only inspires another to act. The US recieves so much global contempt because there is no other power to point to. To eliminate its enemies, the US needs start at the root of the problem. Working with impoverished nations and their governments in a positive and cooperative manner, the breeding grounds for terrorist are dissolved. The US needs to work with it's allies as well so the burden does not fall solely on the US government and its people.

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