On June 1st, President Bush said that the U.S. could stage a pre-emptive strike against those nations and groups that pose a threat to the nation's security. Some foreign policy experts say this position marks a change in the Cold War policies of containment and deterrence. NPR's Mike Shuster reports that although the pre-emptive strike posture has a long history in the White House, some experts are hoping Mr. Bush proceeds with the same caution that prevented some potentially dangerous strikes in the past.

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