Naval War College Review


Sam J. Tangredi


President Bush’s announcement of his vision for a new national security strategy for the post-Cold War world, on 2 August 1990 at the Aspen Institute, was initially overshadowed by an event on the other side of the world-Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. However, with the ensuing Gulf war victory and the diminution in the Soviet threat, the administration's plans to reduce the overall size of the Department of Defense by almost one-third started to receive deserved attention in Congress and in the press.