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Justified War -- Bangladesh and India's invasion of Pakistan

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Uploaded on Dec 27, 2011

There are very few post-World War II wars fought that were legally and morally justified, and I will spend time discussing the ones that I believe are, and explain my legal and ethical reasoning. One key example if the war fought between India in Pakistan in December, 1971. The short war was fought between December 3rd and 16th. India responded in self-defense, immediately put a stop to the atrocities against those in East Pakistan, and did not occupy or attempt régime change in (West) Pakistan. India was in and out within a matter of weeks.

This videos explains the background of Bangladesh and Pakistan, international law and the United States' official policy towards Pakistan at the time. Unfortunately, the United States sided with (West) Pakistan and was against Bengali independence. The United States was also fully aware of the atrocities that Pakistan carried out against East Pakistan from March -- December, 1971, and still continued to support Pakistan. The Soviet Union (USSR), on the other hand, supported the Bengalis, as did India.

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