Beyond Preemption and Preventive War

Beyond Preemption and Preventive War

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Since 2002 the Bush White House has embraced a policy that it calls preemption, or preventive war. The new policy calls for the U.S. to go on the offensive when it believes that an enemy is gathering the capability to attack, even though the time, place, or even likelihood of an enemy move is unknown and perhaps far in the future. But this report maintains that the best defense may instead be the prevention of attacks on the U.S. and prevention of conflict around the globe. Such a policy would be pursued through a stronger emphasis within the defense establishment itself on countering the proliferation of dangerous weapons and materials, participating in stability operations and post-conflict reconstruction, and cooperating with allies.Period of Military Service a€” Persons who indicated in question 1 7a that they had served on active duty (civilian ... veterans) or were now on active duty were asked to report the total number of years of active-duty service in question 1 7c.

Title:Beyond Preemption and Preventive War
Author:Cindy Williams
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2008-11


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