Pre-emption Pre-empted Secretary of State Colin Powell made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows -- all of them -- to broadcast the message that the United States would not be launching a military attack against North Korea. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that this policy represents a big step back from the president's tough talk on pre-emption against threats to America's national security.

Pre-emption Pre-empted

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Secretary of State Colin Powell made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows — all of them — to broadcast the message that the United States would not be launching a military attack against North Korea. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that this policy represents a big step back from the president's tough talk on pre-emption against threats to America's national security.