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The doctrine that I have chosen for this discussion is the Bush Doctrine. I chose the Bush Doctrine, because of two reasons, first because Bush was the first presidential election that I participated in and second, because I thought it might be interesting to really look at the Bush Doctrine because most of these views were tested and formed after September 11, 2001.The Bush Doctrine is the Bush Administration’s foreign policy. This foreign policy is made up of two major principles which are preventative war and unilateralism. Charles Krauthammer was the first to coin the phrase in June of 2001 to describe the Bush Administration’s “unilaterally withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) and rejecting the Kyoto protocol.” Then 9/11 attack occurred and the phrase then described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against those countries that support terrorist groups either by giving aid or harboring them in their countries. They used these policies

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