The Real War, by Richard Nixon
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Budget & Economy|
1971 price & wage freeze helped only for the short-term.
Energy & Oil|
Oil for now; solar & geothermal for the 21st century.
Project Independence: replace oil with nuclear & renewables.
Protect oil supplies with military force when needed.
Revitalize Monroe Doctrine to counter indirect aggression.
Islamic modernization is wrenching but must be done.
China fears USSR & is USSR's major vulnerability.
Anti-communist since 1946's Iron Curtain.
Bring China into world community, but with restraints.
Japan needs to spend more on defense.
Nixon Doctrine: sell arms to resist aggression abroad.
Military superiority will not deter terrorism.
We must be ready with resources & will to use them.
Detente is understanding between opponents, not a lovefest.
USSR tries to beat US by weakening our will.
Soviets disfavor ABM because of US technological superiority.
SALT: Negotiate from strength; require verifiability.
Local force as important against USSR as strategic defense.
War & Peace|
Vietnam goals: de-Americanize; pacify; then withdrawal.
Afghan invasion shows that whole world affects US security.
WWIII has been waged between US and USSR since 1945.
Iraq has threatened Kuwait since 1960s.
Defuse the Palestinian timebomb, but no quick fix.
Key to Israel's survival is keeping Soviets.
Goal was Vietnamization, pacification, & US withdrawal.
Cambodia: Secret bombing was invited by Prince Sihanouk.
We won militarily in Vietnam, & then threw away our victory.
The above quotations are from The Real War, by Richard Nixon.
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