-National Security Strategy of the U.S. (Whitehouse.gov - Bush)
Outlines the Bush administration's approach to national defense in a 33-page paper.
"The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom—and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise. In the twenty-first century, only nations that share a commitment to protecting basic human rights and guaranteeing political and economic freedom will be able to unleash the potential of their people and assure their future prosperity."
Justifies the use of preemptive strikes and working unilaterally as official U.S. strategies when the U.S. administration determines that U.S. interests are served by such approaches. 9-05
Bush Speaks Against Spread of Weapons (USA Today)
"Saying that terror groups wanted to use weapons of mass destruction as 'weapons of first resort,' President Bush called Wednesday for tougher global action against dangerous regimes and terrorist networks that seek those weapons."
"In a proposal likely to anger nations such as North Korea and Iran, Bush called for preventing countries from acquiring nuclear enrichment and reprocessing technology under the guise of building civilian power facilities."
"Bush also renewed his call, first made before the U.N. General Assembly last fall, for a new Security Council resolution demanding that all U.N. members enact stricter export controls and criminalize weapons proliferation."
"Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., said the president's intentions seemed long on rhetoric and short on action. She criticized him for not stepping up funding for the program to secure Russia's weapons and for withdrawing the United States from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty."
" 'He has consistently underfunded and even cut the nonproliferation programs that would make the United States safer,' Tauscher said." 2-04
Iranian Woman Wins Nobel Peace Prize (CNN News)
"Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi has won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her focus on human rights, especially on the struggle to improve the status of women and children." 10-03
New Energy Bill from Senate (MSNBC News)
"Utilities would have to generate at least 10 percent of their electricity from renewable sources under a measure the Senate approved Thursday." 6-05
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Timelines to 2000 (Federation of American Scientists)
Provides a timeline to the year 2000.