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A nation must think before it acts.
While the foreign policy discussion in the United States today is focused upon the Iraq War and Islamist terrorism, America also faces other, more long-term challenges to its physical security and economic prosperity: the threats posed by our declining economic competitiveness and our dependence on Middle Eastern oil. As in the past, America’s ability to prevail over these challenges will depend on its technological and industrial leadership, and especially our ability to continuously recreate it. The United States needs a national strategy focused upon developing new technologies and creating new industries.