The Limits of military intervention

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Published by Sage Publications in Beverly Hills, Calif .

Written in English

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  • United States


  • Intervention (International law),
  • Military art and science,
  • United States -- Military policy

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Ellen P. Stern.
SeriesSage series on armed forces and society ;, v. 12
ContributionsMcCrate, Ellen Stern.
LC ClassificationsJX4481 .L525
The Physical Object
Pagination399 p. :
Number of Pages399
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4539284M
ISBN 100803908105, 0803908113
LC Control Number77005588

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32). THE UNIFYING THEMES OF THE LAW OF WAR. Law exists to either (1) prevent conduct or, (2) control conduct. These characteristics permeate the law of war, as exemplified by the two. Military intervention in a conflict without a reasonable prospect of success is unjustifiable, especially when it is done in the name of humanity.

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Combining unprecedented analyses of the genocide's progression and the logistical limitations of humanitarian military intervention, Kuperman reaches a startling conclusion: even if Western leaders had ordered an intervention as soon as they became aware of a nationwide genocide in Rwanda, the intervention forces would have arrived too late to.

The prospects for success and the limits of humanitarian intervention I. Taking stock II. Choosing among types and strategies III. The limits of humanitarian military intervention IV. Concluding comments Table Success and failure in humanitarian military intervention in the s Index   ().

The Limits and Unintended Consequences of UN Peace Enforcement: The Force Intervention Brigade in the DR Congo. International Peacekeeping: Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. This article examines the role that military intervention can play in ending genocide and the political, moral, and legal debates that surround it.

The first section briefly examines how genocides have ended since the beginning of the twentieth century, and explores the place of military intervention by external powers. The second section examines whether there is a moral and/or legal duty to. the limits of airpower and the limits of a strategy dependent on it when trying to achieve conflicting political goals.

The legacies of the air wars there remain relevant to political and military leaders grappling with the prospects of applying airpower in the 21 st century. The reliance on airpower to produce success in Vietnam was a classic. The Military Intervention by Powerful States (MIPS) project develops a rigorous, generalizable measure of the effectiveness of military force as a policy instrument and applies the measure to code.

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Needler, in a study of intervention in politics by the military in Latin America, suggested. The book. Fall's book Street without Joy is a "sketch" or essay on the military-political history of the war largely fought between the French Army, who sought to reclaim Vietnam, and the Viet Minh, a force organized by Vietnamese communists, who resisted.

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a) included the renewal of the Platt Amendment. b) maintained the right of American military intervention in Latin America. c) was a foreign policy based on the recognition of the autonomy of Latin American countries.

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The Russian military intervention in Syria—launched in a great rush just over a month ago—came as a surprise; perhaps not as shocking as the swift occupation and. This book offers a multidisciplinary treatment of targeting. It is intended for use by the military, government legal advisers and academics.

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In his recent book The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda (and in a previous article in these pages, "Rwanda in Retrospect," January/February ), Kuperman argues that even the strongest imaginable intervention could. Like a military coup, the evasion of term limits is an usurpation of power that denies citizens an open political competition and the many benefits of leadership rotation.

U.S. law requires the suspension of many forms of assistance to countries where the military has overthrown a duly elected government. As a matter of policy, the United. Scott may be a Navy man, but his proposed military intervention is pure Florida Man: overly ambitious, What the Russian bounties story reveals about the limits.

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