Was The Gulf War a 'Just War'?

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Wars

 

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Kenneth W

 

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November 4, 2015

 

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University

 

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Saddam needed to wipe his debt caused by years of war with Iran. The prestige of the Iraqi army had deteriorated considerably by failing to defeat an inferior Iranian army. Thus a victory against Kuwait would help boost their status and morale as well as emphasising Saddam’s tyrannical regime. This would prevent any further coup attempts which were a growing threat to Saddam’s autonomy...
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This would prevent any further coup attempts which were a growing threat to Saddam’s autonomy. The UN charter allows only one cause of war; self defence. As Kuwait was an area of ‘vital interest’ to the US this therefore gave justification to wage a war. Along with aggression, the Iraqis were guilty of atrocities in Kuwait...
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