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These soldiers had already spent six months in specialized training before coming to Bosnia, during which they had been encouraged to unlearn the standard kill-or-die mentality, and had been allowed to neglect their traditional military skills. The most perishable of those skills did not consist of shooting guns but, rather, involved the complex organizational interactions necessary to coordinate large groups of embattled fighters. In Bosnia the soldiers had indeed been forced to set much of that aside.

It now looks as though Iraqi dictator Saddam Extracts from the CIA’s 2001 Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Iran is vigorously pursuing programs to produce indigenous WMD — nuclear, chemical, and biological — and their delivery systems. . Despite Iran’s status in the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the United States is convinced Tehran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. . North Korea probably has produced enough plutonium for at least one, and possibly two, nuclear weapons.

Standing in the World Is this encumbrance balanced out by the increased respect and authority America gains for its troubles? It would be comforting to think so, but the recent record suggests that global policing only undermines the United States’ existing relationships with allies and international organizations. Furthermore, it creates resentment of American power that may have hazardous repercussions in the future. Far from buttressing its status by intervention abroad, the United States is actually alienating its supporters and creating new enemies.

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