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Issue Position: A Strategic Shift

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We must shift our military strategy away from the World War II and Cold War paradigm which primarily emphasized the ability to fight large ground wars with large numbers of troops and to possess overwhelming nuclear capability. While we must maintain the ability to successfully fight ground wars and we must maintain a modern nuclear arsenal, the emerging need is to be able to defend ourselves against terrorism. Fighting terrorism in a holistic sense requires coordination of economic, diplomatic, law enforcement, and military strategies. From a military perspective, we need to expand our Special Forces, which at this time are stretched thin. In addition to Special Forces, training throughout the military should focus on counterterrorism. Intelligence capabilities must also be expanded and increasingly must involve the military itself, not just the Central Intelligence Agency.


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