From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq: The Enduring False Promise of Preventive War

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series and is in partnership with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.

There has been growing interest in the idea of preventive war, stimulated by the Bush administration's articulation of the "preemption doctrine" in 2002 and the disastrous invasion of Iraq in 2003, and by frustration over the difficulty of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons by such states as North Korea and Iran.

In From Hitler's Germany to Saddam's Iraq, Scott Silverstone boldly challenges conventional wisdom about the value of preventive war. He analyzes the enduring strategic flaws that must inform how political leaders and the public think about this option as a means of dealing with shifting threats in the modern world.

Scott Silverstone is professor of international relations at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Malia Du Mont is chief of staff at Bard College.

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