International Law: Self-Defense

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International Law: Self-Defense

The Aborted Iran Strike: The Fine Line Between Necessity and Revenge

Self-defense may never be invoked to justify an act of retaliation or revenge in response to an unlawful threat that is no longer ongoing or imminent. So was the U.S. right to point to self-defense in justifying a strike against Iran following the shootdown of a U.S. drone?

International Law: Self-Defense

Document: Sen. Tim Kaine Presses the Pentagon on the Legal Definition of Collective Self-Defense

Sen. Tim Kaine has released a letter he sent to the Pentagon on Oct. 2 requesting further clarification on the Department of Defense's legal understanding of collective self-defense under international law. Specifically, Sen.

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