poli sci notes 9.21.2007

poli sci notes 9.21.2007 - 9.21.2007 Preemptive war and...

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9.21.2007 - Preemptive war and offensive advantage o Preemptive War is when a state has a large advantage to attacking first, better than any sort of negotiations would give you. Typically the situation is when your adversary is about to attack you so you attack first Historically rare Japan- Pearl Harbor attack? May have contributed to WWI May have contributed to Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) Six-day war Israel vs. Egypt/Jordan/Syria 1967 - Preventive War o “Total” Preventive War A will go to war now, if war will destroy B, thus preventing B from winning more concessions later Preventive war is NOT about preventing a war, rather about preventing a future situation in which your rival will be in a better position from which to extract concessions from you without having to go to war in the first place. Historically rare German motive for invading Soviet Union, France Stated U.S. objective of 2003 U.S./Iraq war (sort of) Arguments by revisionist historians
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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