The United States will not use force in all cases to preempt emerging threats, nor should nations use preemption as a pretext for aggression.
The United States and other democracies in the Western Hemisphere have agreed to create the Free Trade Area of the Americas, targeted for completion in How does a government agency learn that other countries are carrying out actions that threaten their national security?
And we will extend the peace by encouraging free and open societies on every continent.
Nations that enjoy freedom must actively fight terror. In the November Mumbai attacksthe Mumbai central station and hospital were deliberately targeted, for example. Continued Controversy — Safety or Liberty?
Centered on a new Department of Homeland Security and including a new unified military command and a fundamental reordering of the FBI, our comprehensive plan to secure the homeland encompasses every level of government and the cooperation of the public and the private sector.