A pre-emptive military strike is an attack on one country or force by another with the intention of preventing that force from carrying out future violence. For example, if the United States believed that another country was planning on bombing it, we might send our air-force or navy in to attack that country's military instilations in the hopes of crippling their military and thus stopping an attack on Americans. Do you believe that countries have the right to use pre-emptive force? When is it o.k. to use such a tactic? Is it alright for people to use pre-emptive force in personal situations, such as when they believe they are in danger?