Clinton, New Terrorism and the Origins of the War on Terror by Chin-Kuei Tsui

By Chin-Kuei Tsui

A widespread assumption of the American-led ‘war on terror’ and its accompanying discourse originated principally with the George W. Bush management, and that there has been a counterterrorism coverage revolution within the U.S. political area. tough those assumptions, via a genealogical research of U.S. terrorism and counterterrorism discourses, this e-book demonstrates a unique continuity (and loss of switch) of U.S. counterterrorism coverage, from Ronald Reagan, to invoice Clinton, and during to George W. Bush.

The publication makes a speciality of President Clinton’s discursive development of ‘new terrorism’, or ‘catastrophic terrorism’, and the counterterrorism practices applied by way of the Clinton management, whereas concurrently evaluating it with President Reagan’s and President George W. Bush’s methods to counterterrorism. It indicates how the warfare on terror might be traced to prior sessions, and that the so-called Bush revolution used to be principally outfitted upon the present framework validated via President Reagan and President Clinton. ahead of the 2001 terrorist assaults, Clinton had multiplied Reagan’s first ‘war on terrorism’ discourse and built the ‘new terrorism’ discourse, characterized by means of the notions of without borderlines threats, ‘home-grown’ terrorism, WMD-terrorism, cyberterrorism, and rogue states. Clinton’s ‘new terrorism’ discourse supplied an invaluable framework for George W. Bush to discursively reply to the terrorist assaults on September eleventh, 2001.

Aiming to discover the parable of President George W. Bush’s overseas coverage revolution and give a contribution to a deeper historic realizing of the U.S.-led battle on terror, will probably be of significant use to postgraduates and students folks international coverage, safeguard reports and terrorism stories.

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