casus belli

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an event used to justify starting a war

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The leaders warned that India should stop threatening Pakistan as they are fully capable of replying in a 'befitting manner' in case of war.
This volume collects documents and political addresses related to how the Bush administration attempted to present the case of war to the American public and the international community.
8 TURKEY had reached a ``broad agreement'' with the US to allow combat forces to be based in the country in case of war with Iraq, foreign minister Yasar Yakis said yesterday.
Additionally, in the case of war, we need a healthy, viable domestic steel industry.
Article XVI, Section 1 of the California Constitution says that the state may not incur debt in excess of $300,000 without a vote of the people, except in the case of war, invasion or insurrection.