Do you believe the Bush Doctrine has been successful in combating terrorism, both at home and abroad?

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

250 words essay

Less than a week after the tragic events of “9/11”, President Bush revealed his plan for America’s new “War on Terrorism” – which has come to be known as “The Bush Doctrine”.

The “Bush Doctrine” includes the willingness to form a “coalition of the willing” if the United Nations does not address perceived threats to international peace and security in a timely manner, as well as the doctrine of “preemptive war” .

Critics of the doctrine are suspicious of the increasing willingness of the U.S. to use military force unilaterally, without first being provoked or attacked – a significant departure from past U.S. foreign policy.

BUSH DOCTRINE AT THE UN   VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQyl4gx1DxE

For this assignment, please discuss the followings:

– Do you believe the Bush Doctrine has been successful in combating terrorism, both at home and abroad? Or, is multi-literalism and diplomacy more desirable foreign policy goals, with the Bush Doctrine simply deepening anti-American sentiment throughout the world?

– Should the United States have the full support of the United Nations Security Council before acting militarily overseas against a sovereign nation