The Notion of a "Pre-emptive War:" the Six Day War Revisited

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Kurtulus, Ersun N;
  • Publisher: Middle East Institute
  • Subject: U1

The article presents a critical assessment of the widespread conceptualization of the June 1967 War between Israel and its neighboring Arab states as a pre-emptive war both in academic and non-academic writing. Tracing the origins of the notion of pre-emptive war to int... View more
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