Bush Doctrine


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Bush Doctrine

A neoconservative foreign policy idea in the United States. It is most commonly associated with efforts to prevent future terrorist attacks on the United States through the invasion of foreign countries thought to be safe havens for terrorist groups. It is also used to express regime change, or the attempt to replace a dictatorship with a fledgling democracy. More generally, the term describes American unilateralism.
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This lack of attention to the long, hard slog of actually promoting democracy might explain why things have gone so poorly in the most important practical application of the Bush Doctrine so far-Iraq.
Apparently it has caught the attention of many around the world where the Bush doctrine is seen as inviting more violence and terrorism.
I fail to detect an "openness to the Bush doctrine of preventive force against terrorism" that John Allen finds in his interview with Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, the Vatican's new foreign minister (NCR, Jan.
Bush this week that the Bush doctrine of allowing preemptive strikes against states pursuing weapons of mass destruction should not be applied to the Korean Peninsula, the Washington Times reported Monday.
Jeffery Record examines the major tenets of the current Administration's security strategy and its approach to the use of force, the Bush Doctrine.
THE Bush Doctrine, as its become known in UN parlance, is likely to do one of two things - challenge the UN to change international law on the use of force, or estrange two members of the permanent Security Council to such a degree, the damagecannot be undone.
In this way, Burma illustrates the weakest link in the emerging Bush doctrine.
He has taken that power unto himself, as he enunciates the Bush doctrine of permanent war.
He analyzes NSS 2002, the national security document that became the blueprint for the Bush Doctrine, and looks at how the Bush Doctrine clashed with long-standing principles of just war.
If we re-elect him now, we endorse the Bush doctrine of preemptive action and the invasion of Iraq, and we will have to live with the consequences.
The Bush Doctrine, offered by neo-conservatives in the White House as a unique response to a world changed by Sept.