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By Washington standards, President George W. Bush was a relative novice about foreign policy when he campaigned for the presidency in 2000. To level the playing field, Bush gathered together a group of top advisors from a generation shaped by the Cold War and Vietnam, by Desert Storm and the foreign policy of President Bill Clinton. They are: Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Armitage, Paul Wolfowitz, and Condoleezza Rice. They call themselves "the Vulcans." Sometimes they quarrel among themselves. But they have been instrumental in creating a new American foreign policy that has changed America, and the world. Not everyone is happy about it.
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Writer-in-residence at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, former correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and the author of "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet"
Originally Aired: 4/29/2004
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