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Panel Releases Report on Global Threats

In a highly awaited report prompted by the deep divide over the war in Iraq, an international panel made 101 recommendations Tuesday on how to deal with global threats in the 21st century including the use of pre-emptive and preventive military strikes with approval from the U.N. Security Council. The report by the 16-member panel offered two proposals on expanding the Security Council to reflect modern realities. Both would increase the United Nations’ most powerful body from 15 to 24 countries and give much broader global representation. The 95-page report identified the modern threats facing the world – including internal and external wars, poverty and social upheavals, failed states, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and organized crime – and proposed ways to deal with them.Full Story

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