This document is vital to understanding the prior knowledge the United States government had in regards to 9/11/2001. This think tank, dubbed Project for the New American Century by Robert Kagan, included Francis Fukuyama, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld who all were part of the George W. Bush administration.

Page 51 calls for a new Pearl Harbor event in order to gather public support for a military campaign in the Middle east just 1 year before 9/11.

REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century

A Report of The Project for the New American Century
September 2000

ABOUT THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY

Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a nonprofit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership. The Project is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project. William Kristol is chairman of the Project, and Robert Kagan, Devon Gaffney Cross, Bruce P. Jackson and John R. Bolton serve as directors. Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project. “As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world’s most preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievement of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests? “[What we require is] a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States’ global responsibilities. “Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership of the costs that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. If we shirk our responsibilities, we invite challenges to our fundamental interests. 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. The history of the past century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership.”

– From the Project’s founding Statement of Principles

PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY

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REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century

DONALD KAGAN GARY SCHMITT
Project Co-Chairmen

THOMAS DONNELLY
Principal Author

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