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1.Isolationism is the avoidance of any involvements in international affairs, mostly European (PP 5). In 1796, George Washington addressed the nation by stating “steer clear of permanentalliances with any portion of the foreign world (18-1a).” His address was towards European disputes and not towards other countries. Preemption policy is known as the Bush Doctrine which is a policy that takes military action against hostile regimes or groups to forestall attacks against the U.S. Nine days after September 11, 2011, President Bush warned the world, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as ahostile regime (18-1c).” These events have paved a new form of foreign policy for our nation.2.Civilian Control v. Military Prestige because “the military is subject to civilian control through the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief. Under federal law, no

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