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Toward A Doctrine of Constraint: Bridging the Gap Between Self-Defense and Retaliation.
Final rept. for 1994,
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES
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This memorandum discusses the potentially dangerous tendency of the United States to justify its unilateral military actions using self-defense arguments. The paper argues that a new international doctrine should be adopted which recognizes the use of force to combat such threats to international peace and security as state-sponsored terrorism and rogue nations.
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