Terrorism and Governmental Policy

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.Map: 2014 Countries that have doubled military spending since 2004. In most cases, these countries are either engaged in "armed conflict," have significant oil production relative to GDP, or both.Asymmetrical ViolenceThe Preamble to the Constitution of the United States asserts that one of the most important responsibilities of the government is to “provide for the common defense.” Throughout the history of the American state as well as that of other modern nation states, that solemn charge meant defending the citizens, borders, and sovereignty of one country against attack from any other or alliance of others. Ever since the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia,…

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