TITLE

Fighting Fair and Foul

AUTHOR(S)
Hanson, Victor Davis
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
National Review;4/21/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the notion of asymmetrical warfare as applied to events in the Iraq War. The military planes used by the U.S. try to avoid bombing on civilians whereas Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein uses them to shield his military targets. Such notions of a " fair fight" has evolved from conflicting philosophies of war. The military has formally declared the cessation of hostilities, armistices, treaties, and prohibited the use of odious weapons as notions of moral thinking of Americans. The evolution in moral thinking about the conduct of soldiers has increased in Western societies in the last few decades. In the current war, the Iraqi propagandists are trying to win world sympathy in order to acknowledge military impotence.
ACCESSION #
9470394

 

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