American Power after 9/11 by Marvin L. Astrada (auth.)

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During the late 1990s, North Korea, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Cuba, and Sudan were rogue states. S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks. S. global security policy, for example, by formally renouncing WMD. S. President George W. S. national security state’s global leadership, security policy, and the weal of global society. S. power in conjunction with unipolarity, a ubiquitous absolutist security discourse based on moral and ethical considerations, and intense enmity toward rogue states drives post-9/11 global security policy.

Is there no other (legitimate) framework whereby to conceptualize security besides a unidimensional, binary freedom versus terror framework? Internationalizing the War on Terror To emplace war within such a rubric is to wage unlimited war on anything that does not comport with relativistic notions of a “freedom” that has a singular definition. ”52 By waging absolute war in order to preserve “freedom,” by procuring “universal freedom” by aggressively combating ubiquitous terror, the United States has internationalized its war: The US will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism.

Power. S. prerogatives; unilateral invasion of sovereign states; impinging upon states’ sovereignty by exerting unabashed influence or control over Middle East political and economic policies; and categorical ideological, political, military, and financial support of Israel by the United States for geopolitical and strategic purposes. The 9/11 attacks are presented as ubiquitous, as threatening the very fabric of international society. S. ASA. All states and peoples are thus affected by the terrorism experienced by the United States on 9/11: “[President] Bush compared the terrorists directly to the previous era’s totalitarians, arguing that they seek to control every aspect of life and impose their views through violence .

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