Psst...the Cold War ended 10 years ago

June 6, 2002

NATO Must Attack Terrorists Before They Hit, Rumsfeld Says

As NATO seeks to maintain relevance as a military alliance, it must take the war on terrorism to the terrorists by pre-emptive attacks on shadowy networks or hostile states armed with biological, chemical or nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today.

Originally founded as a defensive alliance against the Soviet Union, for the last ten years NATO has been looking for something to defend against. Why not terrorism?

Posted by Andrew Raff at June 6, 2002 03:14 PM