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  1. From self defense objectives towards global strategic changes
  2. Influence of the conservative ideology on the WOT objectives
  3. The WOT, success and failures

In 2001, on the 11th of September, Georges W. Bush had won a controversial presidential election and was officially president of the United States since January. As explained by Dean Baker, the former governor of Texas, elected with less popular votes than his opponent was still implementing his internal political agenda at the time. When a majority of the American population expected him to lead the country with a bipartisan consideration. In this context, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 has taken place, which surprised and shocked the Americans. As a matter of fact, a vast majority of people were preparing for attacks on the national territory. The dramatic images of the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the huge number of deaths and the organization involved in the attacks suddenly undermined the collective sense of security.

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