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CREDIT: Syria chemical weapon graphic via Shutterstock

Syria and the Just Use of Force Short of War

Sep 25, 2013

Essay by Daniel R. Brunstetter

As the international crisis following the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons unfolds, there seems to be consensus that the world community cannot sit idly by. Something must be done, and according to the Obama administration and certain allies, that something is, or was until recently, the recourse to the use of forceā€”the use of limited force, to be precise.

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