Pre-emptive strike and its implications

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Bruce Duncan CSsR, Interface 6, 2 (October 2003), 38-54.

President George W Bush in 2002 formally enunciated as part of US foreign policy a claim to a right to pre-emptive strike against countries that posed a threat or challenged its military superiority. The claim raised concerns internationally that the United States was adopting a more militant unilateralist approach to international conflicts, which critics thought could weaken the structure of conflict management and international law, and undermine the norms of international conduct.

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