George W. Bush’s New National Security Strategy released issued on September 17th, 2002, is in relation to the Bush Doctrine and the core aspects involved. The National Security Strategy was updated in response to 9/11 in an effort to provide safety and liberty within America, and across the globe to those potentially vulnerable to terrorism. President Bush declared that the U.S. can lead by example in the war on terrorism and put an end to it along with the help of forces such as the United Nations, NATO, the World Trade Organization, etc. Bush stated, “We will defend the peace against the threats from terrorists and tyrants. We will preserve the peace by building good relations among the great powers. And we will extend the peace by encouraging free and open societies on every continent.” Bush emphasized how the U.S. is capable to lead this fight as their military strength and political and economic influence is unparalleled in global competition. The level of military strength referred to can be seen through the successes of the Air Force, which Obama referred to in the previous source.
We seek instead to create a balance of power that favors human freedom: conditions in which all nations and all societies can choose for themselves the rewards and challenges of political and economic liberty. By making the world safer, we allow the people of the world to make their own lives better. We will defend this just peace against threats from terrorists and tyrants. We will preserve the peace by building good relations among the great powers. We will extend the peace by encouraging free and open societies on every continent.