From the National Security Strategy of September 17, 2002: “America is now threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing ones. We are menaced less by fleets and armies than by catastrophic technologies in the hands of the embittered few. We must defeat these threats to our Nation, allies, and friends.”

 – The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, George W. Bush – White House Archives online, Sep. 17, 2002