Accession Number:

ADA275183

Title:

In the Wake of Somalia

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

In December, 1992, President Bush set a new precedent for the use of the United States military when he sent troops into Somalia for the humanitarian purpose of ending their famine. This thesis takes the perspective of the United States soldier, and asks whether or not is is morally justifiable to use the United States military to stage purely humanitarian interventions. To get to a point where this question can even be addressed, however, some preliminary problems must be resolved What is humanitarian intervention From whose rights, and whose duties, does it stem Is humanitarian intervention justifiable Permissible Obligatory What are the principles that guide our actions

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE