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