Cato Institute on National Security Strategy:
BUSH’S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY IS A MISNOMER.
Charles V. Peña.
Cato Institute. October 30, 2003.
The author critiques the foreign policy and national security strategy of the Bush administration. He prescribes a less interventionist foreign policy, one that actively seeks out and dismantles threats to American security, but that refrains from provoking further threats. In his words: “It is too late to stop al Qaeda from targeting America and Americans. The United States must do everything in its power to dismantle the al Qaeda terrorist network worldwide, but the United States must also avoid needlessly making new terrorist enemies or fueling the flames of virulent anti-American hatred. In the 21st century, the less the United States meddles in the affairs of other countries, the less likely the prospect that America and Americans will be targets for terrorism.”
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa496.pdf [pdf format, 26 pages]