U.S. National Security Strategy, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, Hearing Held March 21, 2001   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of Bob Stump: "Today the committee meets to hear testimony regarding America's national security for the next decade and beyond. […] Ten years after the demise of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, we are still grappling on how to characterize this period in history. Most analysts continue to refer to it as a post-Cold War period. I believe this reflects uncertainty regarding the nature of today's threats and how to deal with them. The last Administration's national security strategy was characterized by the term 'engagement and enlargement.' In implementing this strategy, the U.S. military was called upon to keep the peace in many volatile regions of the world. U.S. military deployments abroad increased dramatically while the size of our forces declined. The resulting strain on our military's war-fighting capability led to significant shortfalls in readiness, deferred equipment and modernization, and decline in the quality of life for our nation's finest and brightest. Currently, the Bush Administration is conducting a strategic review of U.S. defense policies and programs. […] The results of that review and the policies and programs that it recommends will play a major part in reshaping America's proper role in the world." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ike Skelton, Bob Stump, Newt Gingrich, John Hamre, Gary Hart, and William Kristol.

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H.A.S.C. No. 107-13; House Armed Services Committee No. 107-13
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