Dangerous Doctrine

America must consider the global implications of President Bush's risky preventive war policy, write Lawrence J. Korb and Laura Conley.

During the Cold War, the United States had a clear, coherent, widely supported national security strategy that focused on containing and deterring Soviet communist expansion. In waging the war on terror, President Bush has embraced a strategy that calls for leveraging American military dominance with preventive military action.

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