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POLS 368 Lecture Notes - Al-Qaeda, Nuclear Proliferation, Hindu Kush


Department
Political Studies
Course Code
POLS 368
Professor
Martin Gaal

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Under the rubric of Gulliver's Troubles, the Bush administration wanted to
promote democracy and human rights in countries in which they were waging
war.
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It's a bit surprising how simple how they appeared to have thought it would
be.
Unfortunately, for the Bush administration, things weren't simple.
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From the moment Bush said "mission accomplished," things in Iraq got worse.
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Bush administration
Part of a long terrain of mountains that are close to the hype of Mount Everest.
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It was safer to pay off the Pakistan than to deal with al-Qaeda.
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Later elections following Karzai's appointment were rigged?
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For the inauguration of Karzai, you could not get in or out.
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Karzai would continually grow weary of American troops and would ask NATO
to leave altogether.
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Election in Afghanistan
Would attack people to keep them quiet, similar to Vietcong.
Largely relied on fear to get things done.
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Taliban
It eventually withdrew from the nuclear proliferation agency.
Actually reached an agreement with North Korea in order to supply with energy.
In response, North Korea didn't deliver.
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In the last year that the Bush administration was in office, which is 2008,
North Koreans launched a substantial military test of nuclear technology
and said that it was scraping all military and political deals with South
Various attempts were made by the following Bush administration to impose
sanctions on North Korea… but none of it actually worked.
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Clinton
March 21, 2013
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