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Articles by Dennis W. Lid

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 in Front Page Features, War College

The Strategy of Preventative War and Counter-Terror

ACG presents this examination of the justification for the US’s doctrine of waging preemptive warfare in its global war on terrorism. Major Lid is a 20-year veteran of airborne, infantry and special operations assignments and therefore brings his considerable insight into the discussion regarding America’s new approach to dealing with the unprecedented security threats faced today. Sharply criticized by opponents of America’s “preemptive warfare” doctrine, the new strategy continues to stir debate. Here are the basic considerations regarding the purpose, morality and consequences of the new path in America’s military strategy.

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