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Striking first : preemption and prevention in international conflict

Author: Michael W Doyle; Stephen Macedo
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011, ©2008.
Series: University Center for Human Values series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking a close look at the Iraq war, the 1998 attack against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, among other conflicts, this text argues that neither the Bush Doctrine nor customary international law is capable of adequately responding to the pressing security threats of our times.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Doyle; Stephen Macedo
ISBN: 0691149968 9780691149967
OCLC Number: 694831601
Description: xxiv, 175 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments by Michael W. Doyle vii Introduction by Stephen Macedo xi Striking First Michael W. Doyle International Law and Current Standards 7 Standards 43 Comment by Harold Hongju Koh 99 Comment by Richard Tuck 119 Comment byJeff McMahan 129 Response to Commentators by Michael W. Doyle 149 Contributors 161 Index 165
Series Title: University Center for Human Values series.
Responsibility: Michael W. Doyle ; edited and introduced by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by Harold Hongju Koh, Richard Tuck, Jeff McMahan.

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Does the United States have the right to defend itself by striking first, or must it wait until an attack is in progress? Is the Bush Doctrine of aggressive preventive action a justified and legal  Read more...

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"The arguments presented are lucid, earnest, and thoughtful. Accepting that preemption might be necessary, Doyle builds on the traditional criteria to stress the importance of the lethality and Read more...

 
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