RAND undertaking AIR strength studied the post-9/11 shift in U.S. protection coverage emphasis towards preemptive and preventive assault, asking below what stipulations preemptive or preventive assault is worthy contemplating as a reaction to perceived threats. It thought of the function such first-strike techniques tend to play in destiny U.S. nationwide protection coverage. ultimately, it pointed out implications those conclusions have for army planners and policymakers as they arrange to accommodate nationwide safety threats within the subsequent decade.

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