Posted on February 07, 2012 in Platforms
Increasingly, terrorists seem to be motivated by amorphous religious causes or simple hatred of America rather than by specific political aims. Terrorism crosses borders easily and frequently, including U.S. borders, and cannot easily be categorized as either domestic or international. … Republicans support a response to terrorism that is resolute but not impulsive. … [W]e must be extremely vigilant about the possibility that future terrorists might use weapons of mass destruction… the military will have to rethink it (sic) traditional doctrine and begin to focus on counterterrorism, human intelligence gathering, and unconventional warfare. … [W]e will isolate, pressure, and punish the state sponsors of terrorism.