Show of Force (2003)

With the bang of US Army howitzers firing precision weapons, the burst of US Navy helicopters scrambling to alert, FA-18e fighter jets maneuvering toward targets and tank battalion war ... See full summary »

Director:

Scott Willis

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Gordon Michael Gordon ... Himself - Reporter
Harry Prichett ... Narrator
Paul Wolfowitz Paul Wolfowitz ... Himself
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With the bang of US Army howitzers firing precision weapons, the burst of US Navy helicopters scrambling to alert, FA-18e fighter jets maneuvering toward targets and tank battalion war games in the Kuwait desert - this is not the beginning of war with Iraq or the end-game with Bin Laden - this program presents the strategic doctrine of preemption in action. Except from 2002 the National Security Strategy of the United States: "As a matter of common sense and self defense, America will act against such emerging threats before they are fully formed... We cannot defend America and our friends by hoping for the best... In the new world we have entered, the only path to peace and security is the path of action." "We must take the battle to the enemy, disrupt his plans, and confront the world threats before they emerge ..." President George W. Bush June 2002 When President Bush addressed the cadets of West Point the emphasis was on the word "before" eliminating threats - before they emerge....

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Djibouti See more »

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New York Times Television See more »
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Color
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