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    Allies and Allies



    It's Worth Remembering that America has Important Friends Outside of Europe
    By Thomas Donnelly
    Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    ARTICLES
    Daily Standard
    Publication Date: February 23, 2005

    LET US TALK OF ALLIES, but not, at least for once this week, of Europeans.

    After all, the United States is human history's one and only superpower. Our security concerns are genuinely global; our political principles are universal. So why should we obsess primarily about how we are regarded only in Paris or Berlin?

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is an irritating man, to be sure, but all the more so for being intermittently insightful. One of Rumsfeld's rules is that the mission determines the coalition. In the early 21st century, the United States has two important missions if it is to achieve its strategic goal of preserving today's Pax Americana: (1) Transform the politics of the greater Middle East; (2) Contain the growing military power of the People's Republic of China.

    http://www.aei.org/news/filter.all,newsID.22017/news_detail.asp
     

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