Essay on The Busch Doctrine

831 Words Oct 19th, 2016 4 Pages
The other driving factor of the Busch doctrine that the book focuses on for causing a more dangerous world is that of the preemptive actions that President Busch has taken to stop proliferation to countries. The doctrine that the United States has adopted means that they must act before enemy nations have the capability or are in possession of nuclear weapons. This is particularly the case for countries that harbour terrorists. Schell uses the example of the Iraq invasion of 2003 and how that was how the USA invade on the suspicion that they had nuclear weapons, this in fact was false. Yet regime change was implemented. This caused a stir in other proclaimed enemies of the United States both Iran, and North Korea. Schell points out that North Korea saw what the United States was going to do in Iraq and was influenced more than ever to create a nuclear bomb, because they did not want what was going to happen to Iraq to happen In North Korea (Schell, p.141). Then on October 9 2006 the first successful test of a nuclear bomb was carried out in North Korea, Schell points out that this test is a clear example of a nation seeking deterrence as well as the failure of Busch’s doctrine of acting preemtively.
I found The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, a very insightful easy to read book that brings to light the issues and threats of nuclear catastrophe that have been lost over the past decades. I like how he uses historical events to back up his arguments and keeps…

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