The Bush Doctrine
Bush Stating the Need for Preemption
(Bush President Bush Speaks at West Point. West Point).
"The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan."
The doctrine states that United States has the responsibility to conduct preemptive strikes in order to protect the rights of American citizens. This represents a significant shift from F.D.R's Atlantic Charter. ("Bush Doctrine").