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Bush Doctrine

What are Pillar's recommendations to create a more effective terrorism strategy and how do these compare or contrast with Jervis's ideas on the future of the Bush Doctrine?

-Pillar's Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy and his Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform
-Jervis' American Foreign Policy in a New Era

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The big books here are:

Pillar's Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy and his Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (his recommendations are in chapter 12 here)

Jervis' American Foreign Policy in a New Era (start with chapter 4, page 79)

Jervis is far more focused that Pillar. Jervis only deals with Bush and the Bush Doctrine, Pillar is broader, dealing with intelligence and the basic policy making apparatus of the US.

My personal view is that these two authors are making the same point, but from different points of view.

Pillar:
The big recommendations:

Take political ideology out of intelligence.
Intelligence should be independent, apart from all political or party centered considerations.
Intelligence should be a great part of the making of ...

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