Road-map to the new Empire: from the initial plan, only prudence has been left by the side of the road. The following is an excerpt from their website – goals of The Project of the New American Century

Road-map to the new Empire: from the initial plan, only prudence has been left by the side of the road. The following is an excerpt from their website – goals of The Project of the New American Century – Excerpt

The Project for the New American Century is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership.

The Project for the New American Century intends, through issue briefs, research papers, advocacy journalism, conferences, and seminars, to explain what American world leadership entails. It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America’s role in the world.

William Kristol, Chairman

We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership. As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world’s preeminent power.

Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership or the costs that are associated with its exercise. The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire.

Our aim is to remind Americans of these lessons and to draw their consequences for today. Here are four consequences:

* we need to increase defense spending significantly if we are to carry out our global responsibilities today and modernize our armed forces for the future;

* we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values;

* we need to promote the cause of political and economic freedom abroad;

* we need to accept responsibility for America’s unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity, and our principles.

Such a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next.

Signed June 3,1997: Elliott Abrams – Gary Bauer – William J. Bennett – Jeb Bush Dick Cheney – Eliot A. Cohen – Midge Decter – Paula Dobriansky – Steve Forbes – Aaron Friedberg – Francis Fukuyama – Frank Gaffney – Fred C. Ikle – Donald Kagan – Zalmay Khalilzad – I. Lewis Libby – Norman Podhoretz – Dan Quayle – Peter W. Rodman – Stephen P. Rosen – Henry S. Rowen – Donald Rumsfeld – Vin Weber – George Weigel – Paul Wolfowitz

The website of the New American Century can be found at: www.newamericancentury.org.

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