The Duck of Minerva

Why did the US invade Iraq?

What Caused the Iraq War? Debs and Monteiro reply to Lake (Part III)

The effects of U.S. power preponderance, combined with 9/11, increased the likelihood of a preventive war against Iraq.

What Caused the Iraq War? David Lake Replies to Debs and Monteiro (Part II)

That one can pose a rational model that predicts preventive war does not make it the right model or necessarily do justice to the facts of the case.


Three scholars debate whether it makes sense to see the Iraq War as the result of rational calculations by the Bush administration.

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