7,568. 5/27/2010

According to a New York Times article on May 27, 2010: “Although the [Obama] administration has put a renewed focus on the war in Afghanistan and escalated C.I.A. drone strikes against militants in Pakistan, the [National Security] strategy [released on May 27, 2010] rejects [former President] Mr. Bush’s focus on counterterrorism as the organizing principle of national security policy. Those efforts ‘to counter violent extremism’–Mr. Obama avoids the use of the word ‘Islamic’–‘are only one element of our strategic environment and cannot define America’s engagement with the world.’ ”

 – David E. Sanger and Peter Baker, “New U.S. Strategy Focuses on Managing Threats,” The New York Times, May 27, 2010

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