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Preemptive War

One Texan's Remedy for War: 'Preemptive Love'

Greg Barrett | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Greg Barrett

When a native Texan named Jeremy Courtney took the stage at the 2012 Q Conference he had no idea he would, in effect, be pitching his 2013 memoir, Pre...

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Calling Off the Dogs of War

Adam Cohen | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Adam Cohen

Washington would neither have to foot nearly as much of the bill nor commit as many soldiers as it did in Iraq, but there are other aspects of a military engagement that must be considered: What happens if the North falls but the war turns asymmetric?

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

Attacking Iran Is Illegal

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

There are two distinct reasons why an armed attack on Iran is illegal under international law, whether the attacker is Israel or the United States.

Iran Is No Threat -- Unless We Stay On Our Current Course

Alton Lu | Posted 05.01.2012 | Teen
Alton Lu

In the recent Arizona Republican debate, the candidates, aside from Ron Paul, were seen advocating for stronger sanctions and military action against Iran.

War Vets and the New Hampshire Primary

Malou Innocent | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Malou Innocent

Most of the Republican presidential candidates seem all too willing to surrender more American treasure and possibly more American soldiers for preemptive strikes again Iran.

Preemptive War and Other Nonsense

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Has former President George W. Bush's preemptive war doctrine been repealed or rescinded? The New York Times editorialized earlier this week against ...

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Netanyahu and Threat of Bombing Iran -- The Bluff that Never Stops Giving?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

In the case of Iran, Netanyahu's tough talk undermines the Obama administration's prospects for diplomacy

Living and Dying American

Stephen Herrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Herrington

Back then a typical Republican was to the left of the Clintons. Nixon was a transition. It took Reagan to really define the world in which we now live, in which merit is no longer of value.

Bush Defends Pre-Emptive Strikes

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. — President George W. Bush on Tuesday defended his doctrine of pre-emptive war and warned that the United States must remain wi...

Thanksgiving Text Messages from Captives at Taj Provided More Reasons to Give Thanks

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Two of my wife's constituents had been holed up in their hotel room at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. They had been there for over a day avoiding the terrorist gunmen that still stalked its corridors.

Impeach Bush if He Attacks Iran

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Bush's so-called "preemptive military action" suggests that whatever foreign nation does not stand with the US must, by default, stand against us.