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What is Preemption?

In Official History on January 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

The view of pre-emption is stated in the National Security Strategy for the United States of America of 2002:

Given the goals of rogue states and terrorists, the United States can no longer solely rely on a reactive posture as we have in the past. The inability to deter a potential attacker, the immediacy of today’s threats, and the magnitude of potential harm that could be caused by our adversaries’ choice of weapons, do not permit that option.We cannot let our enemies strike first…

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Pentagon Admits 9/11 Suspect Was Tortured at Gitmo

In 9/11 News, Guantanamo Bay, Torture on January 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Susan J. Crawford, a retired judge who was appointed convening authority of military commissions told Bob Woodward:

“We tortured Qahtani.”

A Pentagon official acknowledged in an interview published Wednesday that the United States tortured Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi man who allegedly had hoped to become the “20th hijacker” in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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