"War changes everything." When a government claims the necessity for the ends to evolve beyond protection, the means must also be transformed. Since the end of the Cold War, a new grand strategy is taking shape in America. One main component of this new grand strategy is the fundamental commitment to maintaining a unipolar world in which the United States has no competition. Taking 9/11 into consideration, another component of this new grand strategy is removing the defensive Cold War concept of deterrence, and replacing it with an offensive strategy in which the United States assumes to have the right to use preemptive or preventive military force anywhere in the world. Since the United States has taken on this new offensive strategy, the U.S. is the only country that was condemned for international terrorism by the World Court and has rejected a Security Council resolution calling on states to observe international law.
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