Richard Clarke, America's former counter-terrorism chief indicated Mr Bush who came to office with a plan to invade Iraq. In fact, a Project for the New American Centry (PNAC) memo surfaced that indicated Republicans had been planning to invade Iraq prior to the election of GW Bush.
An unofficial US armed Forces philosophy is that a strong offensive capability is the best defense.
This is very different view from the Russains who developed a defensive surface to air missile (SAM) capability.
This first production Soviet missile was known to the West as the SA-1 Guild.
source: Wikipedia and http://www.astronautix.com
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