Why and how do we study war

Israel won in 6 days why considered preemption they

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Unformatted text preview: eption that one’s military power and potential are declining relative to that of an adversary Better to fight a war now than risk inaction Organski says challenger who initiates, Levy says either side can initiate conflict Levy: what is driving wars is unequal growth of states Seeks to differentiate preventive war vs. preemptive war Both are forms of better now than later – but they respond to different threats, have different consequences and different time horizons Preventive War vs. Preemptive War Preventive: Fighting a winning war now in order to avoid the risk of war later under less favorable circumstances Prevention is a response to...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 369 at Georgetown.

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