preventive war


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preventive war

A war initiated in the belief that military conflict, while not imminent, is inevitable, and that to delay would involve greater risk.
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But I suspect that top Chinese and North Korean officials think all the talk about preventive war is a bluff," he says.
Unfortunately, again, the preventive war doctrine did not work.
Rather, it would be a preventive war supposedly justified by the fact that, given sophisticated weapons and delivery systems, imminence might be impossible to detect.
Our bill makes it clear that the president does not have the authority to engage in preventive war without approval from Congress, and it goes so far as to tie the purse strings so that the president will have to ask for Congressional approval before taking any preventive action, said Schatz.
I think we need to tone down the rhetoric and the threats of preventive war," she said.
Talk of the need for preventive war with North Korea is irresponsible and dangerous.
It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted," it said.
Fighting Hurt gathers 22 essays published over a 40-year period on topics such as preemptive and preventive war, humanitarian military intervention, jus ad helium and jus in hello proportionality, torture, and whether a country facing a "supreme emergency" may justifiably target enemy civilians.
Jack Levy reinforces some of Mulligan's conclusions, showing that while preventive war dominated the thinking of some German leaders, the evidence does not substantiate a "consistent strategy" geared toward launching such a war (p.
On the other hand, a preventive war is an attack launched to forestall the growing power or future capability of an enemy who might plausibly attack if given the opportunity.
1) According to Herken, the possibility of undertaking a preventive war had been considered by members of Congress, the Truman Administration, and Paul Nitze.
Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, by John Yoo.