"The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful."
Vice-President Dick Cheney - West Point lecture, June 2002
Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Strategic Communications
In a ten month study, written before the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the Task Force..The October 2001 Task Force recommended America’s leaders give higher priority to strategic communication...Three weeks after 9/11, a Defense Science Board Task Force sponsored jointly by the DOD (Pentagon) and Department of State issued a report on U.S. civilian and military information dissemination capabilities.
Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Managed Information Dissemination, October 2001, http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/. The report was briefed to the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the Under Secretary of State for Management, and the NSC’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and Information and Senior Advisor for Democracy, Human Rights, and International Operations. The Executive Summary appears in Appendix D.