The purpose of the United Nations, as set forth in Article 1 of its charter, is “to maintain international peace and security, and to that end, to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace.” The Security Council has made it clear that Saddam Hussein is a major threat to international peace and security.
Turner, Robert F.
"Military Action against Iraq Is Justified,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 55
, Article 7.
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