preemptive attack

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preemptive attack

An attack initiated on the basis of incontrovertible evidence that an enemy attack is imminent.
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Keywords: Preemptive War, Iraq War, War on Terror, WMD.
I was mentioning the discussions of a preemptive war on the peninsula, that clearly goes in the realm of the authorization of Congress," he said.
Although meant in jest, McCain's singing did not rise to the level of a commander-in-chief, a position McCain was seeking at the time, but it did highlight his predilection for military intervention and preemptive war.
He stated before the vote that, that while he opposed Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, this bill would be a vote for preemptive war.
bishops repeated their misgivings about the concept of preemptive war.
Mohammad Hejazi, a Pasdar officer who is the Number Two man in the Iranian military as deputy commander of the Joint Staff, announced that Iran had abandoned its long-standing policy of retaliating harshly if attacked and was now prepared to launch a preemptive war if any country endangered Iran.
Preemptive war is launched on the basis of indisputable evidence that an enemy attack is imminent.
Just like in 2006, when America's maestro of preemptive war music, Younger Bush, was pointing his baton, through Condoleezza Rice, to the next candidate in his triad axis of evil: Iran.
The fundamental distinction between preventive and preemptive war concerns urgency.
David Fisher discusses the legal and moral standing of preemptive war, commenting on Bobbitt's proposal for a notion of wars intended to "preclude" terror.
in 2003 as a test run for regime change and preemptive war.
We witness the transformation from the extreme isolationism advocated in George Washington's farewell address to the radically interventionist policy of preemptive war, as put forward in George W.