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humanitarian intervention

Definition/Scope: The deliberate act of a nation or a group of nations to introduce its military forces into the course of an existing controversy.

Used For:

intervention (international law)
military intervention (international law)

Broader Terms:

international law
military options

Narrower Terms:

Balkans intervention
containment (international law)
Dominican Republic intervention, 1965
Haiti intervention
Somalia intervention, 1992-1995

Related Terms:

Calvo Doctrine
Drago Doctrine
Geneva Conventions
Monroe Doctrine

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