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Published: 22 April 2014

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199347735

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Point of Attack

Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare

John Yoo

  • Calls for a new understanding of the grounds for war
  • Argues that the new threats to international security come not from war between the great powers, but from the internal collapse of states, terrorist groups, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and destabilizing regional powers
  • Describes a new system to encourage wars that advance global welfare
  • Analyzes the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, failed states, and the challenges posed by Libya, Syria, North Korea, and Iran