“War is never an answer,” according to the last resort requirement. This means that we should try “everything” short of war first, including diplomacy, economic sanctions and other types of negotiations before taking military action. The last resort requirement was developed after World War II and reflects a shift in attitude about the use of force in international affairs.
This article examines the use of force in international relations and how we should react to threats. The United States is often thought of as a “sheriff” that helps maintain global order, but this role has been increasingly questioned by scholars and observers alike. Some people believe that it’s time for the U.S. to back off from its traditional role as “global sheriff,” or at least reduce our policing activities around the world, while others think.
America must remain committed to defending democracy abroad from those who would destroy it-and even if such defense requires military action (i.e., war). What are your thoughts on this issue? Share them with us below. The last resort requirement was developed after World War.