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Why and how do we study war

Recently invoked preemption as national security

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Unformatted text preview: a future threat rather than an immediate threat Israel attacking Osirik reactor in Baghdad June 1981 – Israeli bombers destroyed reactor but Baghdad had not yet used reactor/ was not fully functioning Why case of prevention? Prevention is a response to a future threat rather than an immediate threat Preemptive: Initiation of military action because it is perceived that the adversary’s military attack is imminent and there are advantages of striking first Consequences of doing nothing = you will be attacked Ex. Israel attacking UAE in 1967 6 day war in response tp rapid mobilization of Jordanian, Egyptian, and Syrian troops (Israel launched air offensive and land attack. Israel won in 6 days) Why cons...
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