The last quarter ended with the international community playing “will they, or won’t they” over North Korea’s threatened missile test; they did!
Senior U.S. officials provided insight into administration strategic thinking this quarter.
The 2006 National Security Strategy was released this quarter. Coverage focused on preemption, largely overlooking the emphasis on the promotion of freedom and democracy.
President Bush made his first trip to Asia in two years, attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in Busan, South Korea and visiting Japan, China, and Mongolia.