The 2008 National Defense Strategy reads:
“US interests include protecting the nation and our allies from attack or coercion, promoting international security to reduce conflict and foster economic growth, and securing the global commons and with them access to world markets and resources. To pursue these interests, the US has developed military capabilities and alliances and coalitions, participated in and supported international security and economic institutions, used diplomacy and soft power to shape the behavior of individual states and the international system, and using force when necessary. These tools help inform the strategic framework with which the United States plans for the future, and help us achieve our ends.”
There have been two important tribunals held recently, one in Cambodia and the other in Malaysia.The former has to do with the trials of former Khmer Rouge members where the accused were found guilty of their various criminal acts. The question that needs asking about these trials is why have Westerners such as Kissinger and Thatcher not also been indicted?