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dc.contributor.advisorMoran, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorBenitez, Ryan L.
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:21Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:21Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45161
dc.description.abstractComplex considerations challenge U.S. political leaders when faced with the possibility of humanitarian intervention by means of military force. Humanitarian intervention is a delicate matter in which decision makers are constrained or compelled by circumstances of national interest and moral imperative. This examination of humanitarian intervention reviews the foreign policy context and debate within the U.S. government across three case studies: Rwanda, Kosovo, and Libya. Each case study reveals the role of national interest and moral imperative in driving policymakers to a tipping point at which they make the final determination to use or refrain from military force. Both national interest and the desire to end human suffering serve as incentives for intervention, and one may be stronger than the other in any given situation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/makingcaseforhum1094545161
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleMaking the case for humanitarian intervention: national interest and moral imperativeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRussell, James
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorhumanitarian interventionen_US
dc.subject.authorRwandaen_US
dc.subject.authorKosovoen_US
dc.subject.authorLibyaen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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