President George W. Bush
Boese, Wade, Arms Control Today
President George W. Bush's approach to addressing proliferation reflects skepticism toward the effectiveness of formal arms control agreements and international institutions to deal with threats posed by regimes and nonstate actors intent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Instead, it relies heavily upon unilateral U.S. actions and coalitions of the willing to frustrate, punish, shame, and eliminate those seeking WMD capabilities.
Bush took office convinced that the spread of weapons of mass destruction posed the greatest danger to the United States. As the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Bush said May 23, 2000, "The emerging security threats to the …
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Publication information: Article title: President George W. Bush. Contributors: Boese, Wade - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 34. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2004. Page number: 21. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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