“Just Cause” or Just Politics?

  title={“Just Cause” or Just Politics?},
  author={J. Cramer},
  journal={Armed Forces & Society},
  pages={178 - 201}
  • J. Cramer
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Armed Forces & Society
  • This article investigates the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama using qualitative tests for diversionarywar proposed by another researcher, Ryan C. Hendrickson. The author finds that this use of force was likely a “type” of diversionary war, in that it was likely motivated by a need to solve “domestic political problems” rather than to achieve strategic goals. Several proposals to further develop qualitative tests for diversionary war are advanced. 
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