Accession Number : ADA596721


Title :   The Bush Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of Republican Empire


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Owens, Mackubin T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a596721.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The dominant narrative concerning the Bush Doctrine maintains that it is a dangerous innovation, an anomaly that violates the principles of sound policy as articulated by the Founders. According to the conventional wisdom, the Bush Doctrine represents the exploitation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, by a small group of ideologues -- the neoconservatives -- to gain control of national policy and lead the United States into the war in Iraq, a war that should never have been fought. But far from a being a neoconservative innovation, the Bush Doctrine is, in fact, well within the mainstream of U.S. foreign policy and very much in keeping with the vision of America's founding generation and the practice of the statesmen in the Early Republic. The Bush Doctrine is only the latest manifestation of the fact that U.S. national interest has always been concerned with more than simple security.


Descriptors :   *CONTINUITY , *DEMOCRACY , *DOCTRINE , *FOREIGN POLICY , *HEGEMONY , *HISTORY , *PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , COUNTERTERRORISM , IDEOLOGY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , NATIONAL SECURITY , PREVENTION , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE