International Law and the Use of Force Analytical Essay by cee-cee

International Law and the Use of Force
An analysis, in the context of international law, of the United States' decision to use force in self-defense following September 11, 2001 events.
# 115204 | 1,798 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses how international law is mandated to keep the world at peace and free of threats to the existence and peaceful co-existence among nations. The paper then deals with the time after September 11, 2001 when the peace and political leadership of the United States were threatened and the US took radical steps under the imminent threat of terrorism. Next, the paper looks at how the UN and other world leaders continue to try to restrain the US from using force against its perceived attackers, but they are not generally successful.


Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bush, G. W. (2002). Statement on signing the authorization for using of military force against Iraq resolution of 2002. 2 pages. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: US Government Printing Office
  • Cook, M. L. (2002). The proper role of professional military advice in contemporary uses of force. 14 pages. Parameters: US Army War College
  • Krieger, D. (2002). Law versus force. 2 pages. Humanist: American Humanist Association
  • Rivkin Jr., D. B. and Casey, L. A. (2000). The rocky shoals of international law. The National Interest: The National Affairs, Inc.
  • Taft, W. H. IV (2005). International law and the use of force. 4 pages. Georgetown Journal of International Law: Georgetown University Law Center

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