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Peter Tarnoff

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United States Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (1993–1997); Former President, Council on Foreign Relations.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES FIRST? The National Security Strategy of the United States

with Eliot Cohen, Peter Tarnoffvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, January 16, 2003

In September 2002, President Bush released the first National Security Strategy report of his administration. Crafted by the president, his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, and a team of experts both inside and outside government, the report lays out what some have called "the most important reformulation of U.S. grand strategy in more than half a century." Proponents say that the National Security Strategy presents the case for the responsible and justified use of American power, but critics call it a dangerous "doctrine without limits." Who's right?