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Introduction: The Preventive Force Continuum

Kerstin Fisk and Jennifer M. Ramos

in Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues that preventive force is a security strategy defined along a continuum. While the scale of preventive force varies, the strategic aim is the same: to thwart the development of ... More


Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare

Kerstin Fisk (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479857531
eISBN:
9781479880997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

More so than in the past, the US is now embracing the logic of preventive force: using military force to counter potential threats around the globe before they have fully materialized. From the war ... More


“Against Our Traditions”?

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Since World War II and before 9/11, the United States never publicly invoked a right to use force against imminent threat. During its first 150 years, however, the country occasionally resorted to ... More


Explaining Preventive War as a Counterproliferation Strategy

Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark

in All Options on the Table: Leaders, Preventive War, and Nuclear Proliferation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760341
eISBN:
9781501760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates when do leaders use preventive military force as a counterproliferation strategy. It argues that leaders and their beliefs are key to understanding state responses to ... More


First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Mark Totten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers an in-depth, historical examination of the use of ... More


Beyond Webster's Rule

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Global terrorism calls for a rethinking of the rules governing the decision to strike first, rather than simply a refocusing of energies. Webster's Rule may be necessary to deal with an enemy that ... More


Conclusion

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

The terrorist attacks on the United States has forced the country to consider preventive force as a means to achieve security. In the fight against terrorism, however, preventive force should be an ... More


All Options on the Table: Leaders, Preventive War, and Nuclear Proliferation

Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760341
eISBN:
9781501760365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760341.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When is preventive war chosen to counter nuclear proliferation? This book looks beyond systemic and slow-moving factors such as the distribution of power. Instead, it highlights individual leaders' ... More


When Leaders Use Preventive Military Force

Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark

in All Options on the Table: Leaders, Preventive War, and Nuclear Proliferation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760341
eISBN:
9781501760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760341.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter poses one central question: When do states decide to use preventive military force to forestall or destroy an adversary's nuclear weapons program? It aims to understand why some leaders ... More


Introduction

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Over the past several years, the United States has dramatically changed its approach to preventing future enemy attack. In particular, the government has become willing to use preemptive force ... More


Presidents 41 and 42 Engage North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark

in All Options on the Table: Leaders, Preventive War, and Nuclear Proliferation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760341
eISBN:
9781501760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760341.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter opens with a discussion on the US response to the nuclear program of North Korea—officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). It highlights that the response was ... More


Just War at Home in America

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The moral dilemma felt by Americans about striking first against Japan on the eve of the Pearl Harbor bombing, against the Soviet Union following World War II, and against Cuba in 1962 reflected a ... More


Aligning Clinical Practice with Best Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness: Payment Policy for Evidence-Based Medical Care

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Contemporary U.S. health care is characterized by the under-use of services known to improve patients’ outcomes and the over-use of services beyond what can benefit patients. Large proportions of ... More


Perinatal depression across the world: Prevalence, risk factors, and detection in primary care

Michael W. O’Hara and Lisa S. Segre

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0011
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

This chapter, like the entire volume, is dedicated to the memory of Channi Kumar. I first met Channi in August 1984 in Oakland, California, at the biennial meeting of the Marcé Society, hosted by ... More


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