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Overview

This Council Policy Initiative frames the issues raised by the "ClintonDoctrine", which advocates U.S. military intervention against large-scale humanitarian abuses.

The introduction offers a hypothetical memorandum prepared by a national security adviser to the president, setting forth relevant precedents and context. Three perspectives on U.S. policy options follow, written as speeches theU.S. president might make to the American people: one, humanitarian intervention can serve national interests; two, humanitarian interests alone do not justify military intervention; and three, strategic interest and moral imperative must be balanced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876092699
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Publication date: 8/20/2000
  • Series: Council on Foreign Relations Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Memorandum to the President 1
Memorandum to the President: Secretary of State 20
Memorandum to the President: Secretary of Defense 38
Memorandum to the President: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 54
Background Materials
App. A The Clinton Doctrine 74
App. B Presidential Decision Directive 56 on "Complex Contingency Operations" 77
App. C The U.N. Secretary-General on Humanitarian Intervention 86
About the Authors 93
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