ABD'nin Irak politikası (1990-2003)
It is probable to distinguish US Iraq policy for the 1990-2003 period into two basic terms: Between 1990-1998, it is the dual containment policy and between 1998-2003, it is both the dual containment and overthrown policy.The aim by these policies impedes the emergence of a new adversary after the Cold War. The reports and strategy papers such as Defense Strategy for the 1990s, National Security Strategy (1993), Project for New American Century (1997), Rebuilding America?s Defenses (2000), National Security Strategy (2000), National Security Strategy (2002) explicitly display that case. Accordingly, US has an obligation to avoid that threat before it occurs. As such, it is not possible that US can abstain the responsibilities of the global leadership and the results of the use of force. In this context, Iraq is a ?rogue state?, also in the ?axis of evil?. US claims that Iraq, having weapons of mass destruction and the connection with Al-Quida terrorist organization, supplies a threat against US which is the global guarantor of liberty, peace and stability. Therefore, US eliminates the threat as a hegemonic power in order to restore peace, security and stability that the international system needs for. So, US? global practices, leading to invasion, acquire the ?legitimacy? because the international system is anarchic for not having the central authority which would regulate the system itself and therefore needs for the practices of the hegemon.