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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LeMay's remarks concerning preemptive war provide evidence that he disagreed with declared American nuclear policy, namely reliance upon deterrence and retaliation for holding the Soviet Union at bay across a spectrum of potential scenarios and levels of tension.
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 addition to serving as the editor and preparing the introduction, Hansen presents a new perspective on a relevant, contemporary topic in describing the defeat of Sparta and the spread of democratic governments by "Epaminodas the Theban and the Doctrine of Preemptive War.
Topics include why fortifications endure, the doctrine of preemptive war, urban warfare in the classical Greek world, and slave wars of Greece and Rome.
For this reason, the Nuremberg trials treated preemptive war as a war crime.
Administration officials said the change would remove terms like "Islamic radicalism" from the National Security Strategy, a document that was created by the previous administration to outline the Bush doctrine of preemptive war.
of Maryland) argues that the Bush II administration did not just make up preemptive war, but that the policy and practice has been around for a long time.
Instead of launching a serious investigation into these claims and accusations so as to bring the traitors and liars to justice, the responsible body the Palestinian Authority has launched a preemptive war by trying to settle the dispute from one side.
The last time I recall reading these arguments, I was reading about Imperial Japan explaining why a preemptive war on Pearl Harbor was justified.
In fact, the doctrine conflated two very different concepts: preemptive war and preventive war.