Summary: The cost is simply too high. War should always be a last resort, especially when weapons of mass destruction are on the table. Preemptive warfare is not a last resort.
Released: Filed Under: Stoa Lincoln-Douglas
About "Genie in a Bottle"
The premise of this case is that although preemptive warfare may have been a legitimate option in the past, times have changed. For thousands of years military tacticians have examined whether preemptive warfare is a morally justified strategy. But now there’s a new variable—weapons of mass destruction.
Nine countries now have nuclear weapons. This case looks at the big picture consequences, with a value of safety. Looking at the gulf war, we see a war based off a series of faulty information that cost the United States two trillion dollars. Examining the nuclear deterrence theory, we see the same weapons of mass destruction can be used as a defense and a warning. Misinterpretations and faulty or misleading information occur.
We shouldn’t start a catastrophic war until we have all the information. The cost is simply too high. War should always be a last resort, especially when weapons of mass destruction are on the table. Preemptive warfare is not a last resort.
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