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From Hitler’s Germany to Saddam’s Iraq

By: | posted on: Feb 21, 2019

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Date(s) - 02/21/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs


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There has been growing interest in the idea of preventive war, stimulated by the Bush administration’s articulation of the “preemption doctrine” in 2002 and the disastrous invasion of Iraq in 2003, and by frustration over the difficulty of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons by such states as North Korea and Iran. But Scott Silverstone boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. In From Hitler’s Germany to Saddam’s Iraq, he analyzes the enduring strategic flaws in preventive war that must inform how political leaders and the public think about this option as a means of dealing with shifting threats in the modern world.

Scott Silverstone is professor of international relations at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Malia Du Mont is chief of staff at Bard College.

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