040909 - 04/09/09 PLIR 365 I. 6th year anniversary of the...

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04/09/09 PLIR 365 I. 6 th year anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein II. George W. Bush A. His team i. VP Dick Cheney 1. Possibly chosen to be the voice of experience in the White House ii. Secretary of State- Colin Powell 1. Powel Doctrine- If you go to way you should a. Have a clear objective b. Use massive forces c. Have an exit strategy 2. Tensions with Rumsfeld iii. Secretary of Defense- Donald Rumsfeld iv. National Security Advisor- Condi Rice 1. Russia was her specialization 2. Very close to the president 3. Liked the concepts of containment and deterrence against countries like Iraq B. US Choices after 9/11 i. Immediate response by attacking Al-Qaeda, Taliban ii. Assess what went wrong? Intelligence failures? Airline security? iii. Go after regimes that might support such movements in the future? 1. “Axis of evil”- Iran, Iraq, North Korea 2. As early as November 2011 Rumsfeld was told to create a war plan for Iraq iv. Develop doctrine of preventative war 1. Differs from preemptive war. 2.
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