By Marvin L. Astrada
In a post-Cold conflict, post-9/11 international, the arrival people worldwide supremacy led to the install, perpetuation, and dissemination of an Absolutist defense schedule (ASA). The ASA explicitly and aggressively articulates US nationwide defense as international security: because the cave in of the USSR and the Sep 11 terrorist assaults, the U.S. has sought to unilaterally outline, enforce, and deal with systemic safety coverage. This paintings hence probes the conceptual and empirical elements, dynamics, and consequentialness of the ASA on international safeguard coverage and the method of states via using serious research of the ASA vis-?-vis safety, terror, proliferation, legislation, and rogue states.
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43 The terrorist act itself, which is categorically criminalized, is culturally defined. Criminalization of the act, with no or nominal weight accorded to motives, preempts any “legitimate” analysis, critique, or understanding of the “why” of terror or of the political, ideological, social, cultural, historical, and economic motives for terrorist acts. 44 The 9/11 event and the specter of terror it ushered in is viewed as part of malevolent trend as opposed to an isolated or explainable act. S.
Under the banner of universal values, states become firmly emplaced within stratified, layered rungs of priority, or necessity, as apperceived by the United States. S. S. war on terror are implicitly as well as explicitly premised on notions of the “just” that conform to a definition of justice as an axiomatic thing in itself. According to Lyotard, “The distribution of all that circulates in a given society is just if it conforms to something 28 ● American Power after 9/11 defined . . ”18 Justice will therefore manifest itself in conformity with specific significations.
S. security agenda. S. ASA that animal rights and environmental groups can be logically and justifiably placed in the same category or level as suicide bombers. S. ASA is intimately “tied to the legal and institutional systems that circumscribe, determine, and articulate the realm of discourses; it does not operate in a uniform manner in all discourses, at all times . . 30 The war on terror is “general enough to support more than one meaning. It can be interpreted precisely, in terms of destroying the organizations and instruments of terror, and Absolutist Security: Characteristics and Dynamics ● 31 protecting the homeland against [weapons of mass destruction (WMD)] theft efforts.
American Power After 9 11 by Marvin L. Astrada