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H.D.S. Greenway

It's not the first war under false pretenses

By H.D.S. Greenway
May 23, 2006

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WHAT ARE national leaders to do when they want to thoroughly discredit another country or mount an attack when a provocation is lacking? "Casus belli" is defined in my dictionary as (1) "an event or combination of events which is a cause of war, or (2) may be alleged as a justification of war." So the time-honored answer is: If ... (Full article: 759 words)

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