3 legs to american concept of national security 1

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3 legs to American concept of national security 1. Economic 2. Political 3. Military
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The Bush Foreign Policy Revolution 17:53 James Stienberg was deputy national security advisor to Clinton and formerly head of policy planning at the sate department Bush campaign Bush team viewed the US as being overextended in the world with too many military deployments, too many commitments and not a strong enough sense of try to husband resources Sharp critique of the idea of nation building Upset with Clinton administration for not tending the core alliances and traditional allies in Europe and East asia Very little discussion f how to deal with the treat from terrorists to the US When Bush entered chief approach = “anything but Clinton” President Kim Dae Jung to DC in March 2001, Bush said that he was not going to follow the path of either supporting the “sunshine policy” or of continuing Clinton’s negotiations with N. Koreans to deal with the ballistic missile threat China was seen as a strategic competitor rather than a strategic partner to US 9/11 changed everything address to congress sept 20,2011 US would hold states responsible for the actions of terrorists withing their borders Acted on that principle with military engagement in Afganistan Engagement was notable for notwithstanding a decision of NATO to invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, committing other NATO allies to the defense of the US- the decision to mount the operation in Afghanistan was done outside of NATO UN also adopted a resolution endorsing the use of force against the terrorist threat, the administration did not seek any additional support from UN State of the Union Speech in January of 2002 Proclaimed the axis of evil Very strong Wilsonian dimension emerged from Bush US should be doing enunciated during the campaign- we should limit our military engagements to threats to our vital national interests, we should have a very modest set o engagements and a humble foreign policy Deputy secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz- believed there needed to be a stronger moral dimension to American foreign policy
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The Bush Foreign Policy Revolution 17:53 President’s commencement Speech Need for preemption= preventative war Summer of 2002 administration turned its focus to Iraq National Security Strategy Report= stimulated a big debate about what the basic principles of our foreign policy out ot be What is the nature of the threats and what is the nature of the strategy we ought to pursue War with Iraq Many different rationales for why the US needed to deal with Iraq Threat of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction Position was debated within the administration because many people, including neo-wilsonians, did not believe that we ought to make iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction the main issue for two reasons 1. They believed that there was a risk that the narrow problem of WMD might be solved with Saddam Hussein still in place, which was not acceptable 2. Believed that this failed to provide a sufficiently compelling political rationale for undertaking
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