Accession Number : ADA288848

Title :   Toward A Doctrine of Constraint: Bridging the Gap Between Self-Defense and Retaliation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1994,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR NAVAL WARFARE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Hayes, Bradd C.

PDF Url : ADA288848

Report Date : 01 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *INTERVENTION, UNITED STATES, PEACETIME, THREATS, NAVAL WARFARE, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL LAW, COLLECTIVE PROTECTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE