October 30, 2003

Preemptive War: A definition

If the threat's imminent, then an attack can be preemptive. Claiming you are attacking preemptively implies you are dealing with an imminent threat. Otherwise, aren't we just talking about naked aggression? Absit Invidia has a post today clarifying the issue with some documentation from the United States Army War College. Thanks for an excellent catch, Steve.

Posted by James at October 30, 2003 2:10 PM
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