When is war just? In the American tradition, the justice or injustice of war has turned primarily upon the circumstances immediately attending the initiation of force.
There are two main reasons for believing that the U.
Gorbachev has shown that, intentionally or unintentionally, he can destroy the Soviet system comprehensively. It remains doubtful whether he can replace what he has destroyed.
Soviet commandos were killing citizens in the Baltic republics last January, in part because the old military thinking and the groups whose interests are served by it are alive and well in Gorbachev's newly packaged Soviet state.