Avoiding Future Iraqs Needs More Than Legislation

Hart Sinnreich, Richard
May 2007
Army Magazine;May2007, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p9
The article suggests that the U.S. Congress legislate a prohibition against future preemptive wars such as the kind represented by Iraq. An alternative contemporary containment strategy would be similar to that used during the Cold War in which military force is merely used as a deterrent to international violence.


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