Bush Doctrine and the Emerging National Security Strategy

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Bush Doctrine Evaluate both the Bush Doctrine and the emerging National Security Strategy that is replacing it. The Bush Doctrine was focused on achieving a number of different objectives for dealing with hostile nations. The most notable include: unilateralism, going after countries that harbor terrorists, preemptive strikes and creating democratic regime change. Unilateralism is when the US will set the direction and tone for the rest of the world. Those nations that support these ideas can work with the America to form a coalition that will deal with these threats. Going after nations that harbor terrorists was to prevent these groups from having any kind of safe havens. This makes is difficult for them to coordinate and conduct attacks. ("The Bush Doctrine," 2012) Preemptive strikes are dealing with potential threats before they become a major problem. This requires striking the enemy without warning and limited amounts of evidence. Creating democratic regime change is when the US will support allies and friendly groups to establish democratic governments in these nations. This strategy is designed to deny terrorists and rogue governments with the ability to conduct hostile activities over the short to medium term. However, in the long term it is failing to address the root causes of these problems. This means that any kind of transformations will see limited results that will hinder progress over longer periods of time. ("The Bush Doctrine," 2012) The strategy
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