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Op/Ed: “Armed Conflict” and War


Wayne McCormack, professor of law at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law, weighs in on the recent and widely-discussed U.S. Department of Justice “white paper” on lethal force against U.S. citizens who are al-Qaida operatives. In the op/ed published February 16, 2013 in the Salt Lake Tribune McCormack makes the point that:

The more we claim the right to inflict violence as we wish, the easier it is for others to recruit those who will inflict violence against us.

Read the entire essay here.