Posts Tagged: defense
Given the situation in Washington, how fast will the military budget continue to rise in the administration of George W. Bush?
Deja Vu All Over Again: Worshiping the Wrong Ronald Reagan
A wise U.S. foreign policy would be one that is sensitive to Ukraineâs function as a bridge between Russia and the Western military alliance.
Bushs stated top priority on trade is to guide new language through the U.S. Congress to grant the administration authority to negotiate new trade agreements with other nations under the so-called fast track rules under which Congress simply votes yes
U.S. defense contractors were full participants in the last election cycle
Many see self-interest behind U.S. claims to be upholding high moral principles, and they also see hypocrisy in the U.S. government's reluctance to be bound by the same instruments it is so ready to apply to others.
Even other Persian Gulf countries have moderated their positions toward Saddam in light of his ostentatious and highly popular condemnation of Israel's violent retaliation against the new Palestinian Intifada.
The U.S. has a long history, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, of advocating openness and accountability at the IFIs.
There is little in the above record to suggest a major departure in Middle East policy when Bush takes office in January.
Foreign policy issues were mostly an afterthought during the 2000 presidential campaign, and they continue to take a back seat in President-elect George W. Bushs discussions of the priorities of his incoming administration.