572. 1/15/1993

Then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney wrote: “As I left office in January 1993, we published the ‘Regional Defense Strategy,’… The RDS emphasized that U.S. leadership would continue to be crucial in the new [post-Cold War] defense environment. Our preference was to counter threats whenever possible with friends and allies at our side, but we were clear that America must lead. ‘Only a nation that is strong enough to act decisively,’ it said, ‘can provide the leadership needed to encourage others to resist aggression.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Dick Cheney, In My Time, Page 236

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