Direct Action and Expediency: The Killing of Qassem SoleimanI

8 INDON. J. INT'l & COMP. L. 55 (2021)

Posted: 10 May 2021

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Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria University - Ave Maria School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2021

Abstract

This article examines the notion of national security decisions by the U.S. and its allies over the with a notion of expediency complicating intelligence, legal, and operational decision-making: was killing General Soleimani a legitimate military objective? In conclusion, the author offers a past-is-prologue commentary on how and why expediency can and should be avoided in future national security decision-making.

Keywords: US, Iran Soleimani, Targeted Killing, Assasination, International Law, Targetted Killing, Terrorism, National Security, International Humanitarian Law.

JEL Classification: K1, K33, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

Govern, Kevin H., Direct Action and Expediency: The Killing of Qassem SoleimanI (January 1, 2021). 8 INDON. J. INT'l & COMP. L. 55 (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836315

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