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U.S. policy toward rogue nations
Torr, James D., 1974-
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San Diego [Calif.] : Greenhaven Press, [2004]

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95 pages ; 23 cm.
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In his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush described an "axis of evil" consisting of North Korea, Iran, and Iraq, as well as other nations that are hostile to the United States, may possess weapons of mass destruction, and either harbor or support terrorists. The authors in this volume discuss the diplomatic, economic, and military policies the United States should pursue in dealing with such nations.

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Gr 9 Up-Each book presents a series of paired articles expressing opposing viewpoints on current issues. Oil Dependence debates the state of the oil supply and the feasibility of the goal of energy independence; whether the invasion of Iraq was motivated by oil; Middle East oil dependence as a threat to national security; pros and cons of raising the vehicle fuel economy standards; and the proposal to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rogue Nations considers the doctrine of preemptive war; whether the invasion of Iraq was justified; if the U.S. should support regime change in Syria and Iran; alternative approaches to dealing with North Korea; the value of peace efforts in Sudan; and whether the U.S. should lift sanctions in Libya. Articles are generally clear, detailed, and up-to-date; they have been written by university professors, elected officials, and think-tank representatives and while they do not directly address one another's arguments, they effectively present different sides of each issue. These books are somewhat more challenging than the "Opposing Viewpoints" series (Greenhaven), and are fascinating in presenting the arguments on current topics.-Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

George W. BushJoshua MuravchikCharles W. Kegley Jr. and Gregory A. RaymondCharles V. PenaMansoor IjazMichael LedeenFlynt LeverettLarry M. WortzelJohn FefferWalter H. KansteinerSharif Hikmat NashashibiRay TakeyhNile Gardiner and James Phillips and Peter Brookes
Introductionp. 7
1. The United States Should Prevent Rogue Nations from Obtaining Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 11
2. Preemptive War Against Rogue Nations Is Necessary for National Securityp. 19
3. The U.S. Doctrine of Preemptive War Is Misguidedp. 31
4. The U.S. Invasion of Iraq Was Based on False Pretensesp. 39
5. The U.S. Invasion of Iraq Was Justifiedp. 42
6. The United States Should Support Regime Change in Iran and Syriap. 45
7. The United States Should Not Support Regime Change in Iran and Syria
Part IJohn Hughes
Part II

p. 50

8. The United States Must Crack Down on North Korea's Criminal Activitiesp. 55
9. The United States Should Negotiate with North Yoreap. 63
10. The United States Should Press for Peace in Sudanp. 70
11. U.S. Peace Efforts in Sudan Are Biasedp. 75
12. The United States Should Lift Its Sanctions Against Libyap. 78
13. The United States Should Not Lift Its Sanctions Against Libyap. 81
Organizations to Contactp. 85
Bibliographyp. 88
Indexp. 91