The Washington Rules Of Us Foreign Policy

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The “Washington Rules” project of US foreign policy has managed to sustain and regenerate itself since the end of World War Two. According to the theory of “Washington Rules,” the world must be ordered by the United States and cannot be permitted to order itself. This notion is considered to be a self-mechanism; the United States has a duty and moral obligation to be the world’s policeman to the point where other nations just naturally expect us to act. Nonetheless, we sometimes forget that by following “Washington Rules,” we do not follow the limit and extend our powers. As a result, there are “blow backs” when the United States attempt to control the world; as seen by the Cuban Missile Crisis and 9/11. There are many ways the “Washington Rules” project of US foreign policy has managed to sustain and regenerate itself since the end of World War Two. First, let us to start with the concept of Flexible Response. According to Maxwell Taylor, flexible response would empower the president to have additional choices to answer to Soviet or Communist act at any level of ferocity. It was a strategic middle ground that expended the scope of the National Security State. What is Flexible response? Flexible response in short; is the United States defense strategy in which an extensive range of diplomatic, political, economic, and military options are used to thwart an adversary attack. Flexible response was a substitute to President Eisenhower’s new look national security policy
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