It is argued that the United Nations charter no longer adequately addresses the security needs of nations under current conditions of non-state terrorist threats such as those experienced by the United States. Its constrictive character which was developed in order to prevent the use of force among nations & to preserve international peace through collective self-defense, is too slow in authorizing states' self-defense especially in insufficiently transparent "imminence" circumstances defined by unpredictable non-state terrorist actions. A proposal is offered redefining the UN as an information gathering & sharing organization -- creating a verification network -- in order to increase transparency while simultaneously strengthening the imminency standard among nations. Creating more verifiable international security relations would lessen the need for preemptive, anticipatory self-defense postures such as the Bush Doctrine did in response to Iraqi stonewalling. R. Rodriguez

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