Accession Number : AD1018121

Title :   Prevention, Preemption, and the Bush Doctrine

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air War College Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Butler,Timothy A

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Report Date : 30 Jan 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : With the publication of The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, September 2002, President George W. Bush became the first American president to articulate in official policy the willingness of the United States to engage in preemptive warfare. This Bush Doctrine set off a significant debate among policymakers and moralists as to the nature of preemptive war and whether or not the United States preparations to invade Iraq shortly thereafter were de facto preemptive or preventive.

Descriptors :   international relations , international security , international law , military doctrine , ethics , foreign policy , national security , warfare , morals (social psychology) , active duty , military strategy , terrorism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE