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An Alteration within American National Security Strategy Post PP 319-332

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An Alteration within American National Security Strategy Post PP 319-332


Albright, the Secretary of State, in her Interview on NBC-TV "The Today Show" with Matt Lauer, explicitly addressed the interests of the hard attacks on Iraq. Regardless of the allies disapproval or the absence of the UNSC mandate to legally authorize the military intervention in Iraq. The US. abused its imperialistic power to serve its self- concerned foreign policy. This duplicity in serving its self-interests in the Middle East created an everlasting rise of mistrust and anti-American sentiment, especially in the Muslim world. Acting unilaterally and without the consent of the international community was one of the Bush doctrine’s disorders in American foreign policy and national security. Invading a country in the Middle East without the approval of the UN Councilor the approval of the US, prominent European allies, or Muslim states shaped an international symbol of st- century American policy in the world. By interpreting its actions in the world after the attacks, the US. was seen as a self- centered country using force to achieve its interests without considering the legitimacy of its actions as long as it preserves its national security aims (Tarzi., 2014, p. 36). The US. portrayed itself as a coercive, dominant country and not the messenger of democracy using force as anew means of national security unveiled its duplicity in playing the role of freedom and democracy in the world. Instead, it was portrayed as a tyrannical country that invaded a sovereign state.
5. Conclusion Is it Democracy or a Double Standard Policy
The US. foreign policy followed a semi-realistic approach, the US. pursued some modest efforts to bring political changes in some countries, but in parallel, it gave invisible importance to its economic and security interests. When the US. interests clash with the state democracy interest, as occurred in many places that were mentioned below, the US. administration put democracy on the backseat and maintained friendly relationships with nondemocratic governments
Close American relationship with authoritarian regimes in
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and cordial relationships with
autocratic rulers in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Equatorial
Guinea undermines US credibility when criticizing similar
types of autocratic regimes with less friendly ties to
Washington. (McFaul, 2009, p. 163)

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