Bush Doctrine Vs Us Foreign Policy

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United States presidents often make foreign policy decisions in an attempt to deal with international problems. These decisions have had an impact on both the United States and on other regions. Doctrines are highly debatable, whether they are for a good cause or bad. The purpose of a doctrine is a framework and superstructure than sustains and guides the way we live and act and even interpret the world around us. The Truman and Bush Doctrine were both for the best interest of the people that have made a life-altering impact on America to this day. Communist forces threatened the security of the American people which led to the creation of the Truman Doctrine. It was created to counter Soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War. The Soviet …show more content…

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Within the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, the United States emerged as the world 's superpower. Nevertheless, during the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, U.S. foreign policy continued to rely on concepts of both deterrence and containment. Bush argued that the new policy was necessary to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction among terrorist groups. The policy of deterrence, he asserted, was no longer sufficient to prevent a rogue nation or terrorist organization from using nuclear and chemical weapons.This policy was eventually known as the Bush Doctrine. It was used to indicate a willingness to unilaterally pursue U.S. military interests. The United States-led invasion of Iraq represents the first application of the new national security policy. The Bush Doctrine relies on three stands, unrivaled military supremacy, the concept of preemptive or preventive war, and a willingness to act unilaterally if multilateral cooperation cannot be …show more content…

The doctrine is generally associated with the preventive war against Iraq, but it has more than one element. Bush’s doctrine led to the foreign policy stance of interventionism because he he states, "From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime,". This doctrine caused the effect of the USA Patriot Act, NSA Domestic Surveillance, and the Department of Homeland Security. Many people were angered because of this because they felt that their freedom was taken from them and that their 4th Amendment right was violated. The Bush and Truman doctrine have caused a heated debate between the people of America for some time now. Although many people believe that the Truman Doctrine was a better decision than the Bush Doctrine, both doctrines have had their ups and downs. Even though doctrines are solely based on the president’s decisions, perhaps the citizens should also get a say in the

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