POLS 368 Lecture Notes - 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, 2003 Invasion Of Iraq, Al-Qaeda

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It was the Clinton administration that was the one that had to realize North
Korea was developing weapons.
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The hope of Clinton was to give North Korea something so beneficial to
them that they would stop developing dangerous weapons, and it was
successful.
In exchange, North Korea would freeze their efforts for nuclear
weapons and allow for inspectors. However, it did not have to
destroy/dismantle its existing weapons.
North Korea did not act as quickly as some in the Bush administration
would have liked.
In a very carefully crafted agreement, the U.S., with the support of South
Korea and Japan, agreed to provide North Korea with two nuclear reactors
that could only create energy.
North Korea thought that the U.S. cheated because it did in fact stop its
program and got nothing for it.
It was unlikely that they were willing to allow North Korea to create weapons.
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Non-proliferation
Iraq Invasion (Clinton and Bush)
Clinton also believed Iraq had weapons… not just Bush.
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The U.S. planted agents.
Clinton administration was never satisfied with Hussein's efforts.
Hussein kicked out inspectors, and it was a mystery as to why that occurred.
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It's even possible that the Clinton administration would have done something
more dramatic.
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In 1998, U.S. troops bombed Iraq.
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The terrorist threat in the U.S. grew throughout the Clinton administration
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Terrorism
March 14, 2013
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It was the clinton administration that was the one that had to realize north. It was unlikely that they were willing to allow north korea to create weapons. The hope of clinton was to give north korea something so beneficial to them that they would stop developing dangerous weapons, and it was successful. In a very carefully crafted agreement, the u. s. , with the support of south. Korea and japan, agreed to provide north korea with two nuclear reactors that could only create energy. In exchange, north korea would freeze their efforts for nuclear weapons and allow for inspectors. However, it did not have to destroy/dismantle its existing weapons. North korea did not act as quickly as some in the bush administration would have liked. The u. s. did not deliver on the reactors that they had promised. North korea thought that the u. s. cheated because it did in fact stop its program and got nothing for it.

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