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Garrett Aryan Final Exam Essay Question 12/6/2010 History 1310 5 pm 1
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In 2002, George W. Bush disclosed a new national security policy of preemptive war that would suggest the United States would part from its traditionally defensive foreign policies common to the Cold War. With the United States valuing the safety of its government and citizens, this would be a crucial, yet necessary policy for the United States to adopt and implement with the emergence of several threats in the Middle East. Many American’s supported the new national security strategy of the United States because of terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center towers in New York, which took place on the fateful morning of September 11 th 2001. While President Bush and the U.S. government cite this incident as the origin of the doctrine, it remains their goal to protect the American people and American interests with the emergence of an imminent threat in Arab countries such as Iraq and most recently, Iran. As the United States developed this offensive strategy with the emergence of several imminent threats upon their nation, they diverge slightly from past ideologies of containment and defensive military action represented through the Spanish-American War, World War II, and the Cold War. The United States has long maintained a defensive approach to conflict with stringent attempt to solve matters by resolution rather than combat. Difficulties in winning the support of the American people have long been a major factor in the United States policy of withholding its aggression towards unprovoked warfare. As a result, the U.S. has historically maintained a defensive approach to foreign affairs no more evident than in the Spanish-American war with the sinking of the USS Maine. With the U.S. previously expressing interest in purchasing Cuba from Spain, Cuba being heavily
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1310 taught by Professor Griffin during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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