U.S. Foreign Policy, Just War Theory, and the Persian Gulf War

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In six pages this paper assesses America’s 1991 involvement in the first Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) within the contexts of the just war theory, realism, humanism, and Professor David Armstrong’s evaluation of U.S. foreign policy featured in the text Ethics and Statecraft: The Moral Dimension of International Affairs to determine if these concepts sanction or condemn America’s military action in this instance. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.