As is well known, in the months after 11 September 2001, the United States developed its strategy for a ï¿½global war on terrorï¿½. This strategy, the Bush Doctrine, signaled a strong preparedness to act unilaterally and pre-emptively and identified an ï¿½axis of evilï¿½ ï¿½ Iraq, Iran and North Korea ï¿½ as its principal target. These states were singled out because they were deemed to be most likely to equip terrorist groups with weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
|Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
|Published - 2007