Theatre of war

Write a 250-word response for each theatre of war activity.
THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 1
• Read Bruce Thornton’s “Why Should We Study War?”, then answer one of the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing sets of questions:
1. Defin” rel=”nofollow”>ine the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing two terms: “preventive war” and “preemptive war.” Use historical case studies to explain” rel=”nofollow”>in the differences between the two.

2. Thornton’s “Why Should We Study War?” draws on the lessons of the past to argue that preemptive war is a “necessity.” On what historical lesson does he draw? How can we be sure he was drawin” rel=”nofollow”>ing on the right lesson of the past? Are there any historical in” rel=”nofollow”>instances in” rel=”nofollow”>in which a preemptive war failed miserably? Might such a historical in” rel=”nofollow”>instance be used to argue precisely the opposite, i.e., that preemptive war is a mistake?
3. Compare Thornton’s in” rel=”nofollow”>insistence on the “necessity” of preemptive war to Ernest May and Richard Neustadt’s in” rel=”nofollow”>insistence (in” rel=”nofollow”>in Thin” rel=”nofollow”>inkin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in Time, p. xv) that “caution is a virtue.”

THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 2-

Complete the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing readin” rel=”nofollow”>ing: Pasi Loman, “No Women, No War: Women’s Participation in” rel=”nofollow”>in Ancient Greek Warfare,” Greece and Rome, vol. 51 no. 1 (April 2004): pp. 34-54. Then, answer the followin” rel=”nofollow”>ing question:
What, accordin” rel=”nofollow”>ing to the author, were the “active roles” which women played in” rel=”nofollow”>in ancient Greek warfare? Do those “active roles” differ substantially from the roles played by Australian women in” rel=”nofollow”>in war in” rel=”nofollow”>in the 21st Century? How do you account for the similarities/differences?

THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 3

Read this attempt at applyin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Clausewitz’s trin” rel=”nofollow”>inity to the war in” rel=”nofollow”>in Syria. Then, make your own attempt at applyin” rel=”nofollow”>ing Clausewitz’s trin” rel=”nofollow”>inity to a war with which you are familiar (there is only one restriction: DON’T choose the war in” rel=”nofollow”>in Syria). Be sure to use at least another two scholarly sources.
THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 4-

Walter LaFeber, in” rel=”nofollow”>in the assigned readin” rel=”nofollow”>ing about the Powell Doctrin” rel=”nofollow”>ine, outlin” rel=”nofollow”>ines what is known as the Wein” rel=”nofollow”>inberger Doctrin” rel=”nofollow”>ine. What was the Wein” rel=”nofollow”>inberger Doctrin” rel=”nofollow”>ine? And how did it relate to the Powell Doctrin” rel=”nofollow”>ine?
THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 5-

US President Dwight Eisenhower in” rel=”nofollow”>in 1960 commented that “war no longer has any logic whatsoever.” Explain” rel=”nofollow”>in what Eisenhower meant by this comment
THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 6-

Do all of Augustin” rel=”nofollow”>ine’s criteria for a just war contin” rel=”nofollow”>inue to in” rel=”nofollow”>inform just war theory in” rel=”nofollow”>in the twenty-first century? (Hin” rel=”nofollow”>int: when answerin” rel=”nofollow”>ing this question, be sure to cite the in” rel=”nofollow”>interview with Prof. Johnstone).

THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 7-

• In late June 1950, U.S. President Truman regarded the North Korean in” rel=”nofollow”>invasion of South Korea in” rel=”nofollow”>in the context of what historians have labeled the “Munich analogy” (c.f., lecturepod 7.1). For example, Truman later said of the in” rel=”nofollow”>invasion: “Communism was actin” rel=”nofollow”>ing in” rel=”nofollow”>in Korea just as Hitler, Mussolin” rel=”nofollow”>ini and the Japanese had acted… If we let Korea down, the Soviets will keep right on goin” rel=”nofollow”>ing and swallow up one piece of Asia after another… the Near East would collapse and no tellin” rel=”nofollow”>ing what would happen in” rel=”nofollow”>in Europe” (c.f., Paterson, Clifford, Maddock, Kisatsky, and Hagan, American Foreign Relations, p. 268).
Was Truman correct to draw on the Munich analogy? Or was he mistaken? What should have he done in” rel=”nofollow”>in response to the North Korean in” rel=”nofollow”>invasion?

THEATRE OF WAR ACTIVITY 8 –
Prepare a 250-word statement, arguin” rel=”nofollow”>ing either for or again” rel=”nofollow”>inst military in” rel=”nofollow”>intervention in” rel=”nofollow”>in Syria.

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