Accession Number : ADA295851
Title : Nature's Eldest Law: A Survey of a Nation's Right to Act in Self-Defense.
Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Maxon, Richard G.
PDF Url : ADA295851
Report Date : 18 APR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : Changes in the world's political environment have had a significant impact on how nations interact with each other. One area of concern revolves around the lawful use of armed force. This study examines the legitimacy of a nation's use of military force in its self-defense. The customary international law of self-defense, as well as issues concerning self-defense under the United Nations Charter are reviewed. Finally, guidelines are suggested for evaluating whether military action may be properly applied.
Descriptors : *INTERNATIONAL LAW, WEAPONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL, NATIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, UNITED NATIONS.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE