Posted: March 3, 2003
FOREIGN POLICY ADDRESS AT NYU
NEW YORK – In a speech at New
York University today, U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., the top
Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, discussed achieving
real national security, war in Iraq, and the war on terrorism in
terms of America's place in the world since the end of the Cold War.
Biden said that in order to
achieve real security we need to organize ourselves and our
"Our new war is not a Cold
War but a Borderless War," he said, noting that the end of the
bipolar world should not mean the beginning of unilateralism.
Biden continued, "We have too
narrow a view of national security. We are still mired in Cold War
thinking. We have yet to develop a comprehensive approach to
national security that addresses the growing vulnerability people
"Yesterday's soccer moms have
become today's security moms. And we have to do all we can to make
them feel less vulnerable. We need a thoughtful long-term strategy
- not an ad hoc reactive policy that relies on tired old notions or
shortsighted ideas that deal with the urgent at the expense of the
important," Biden concluded.
"It's not enough to pre-empt
problems when they erupt. We have to prevent them from happening in
the first place."
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