Military Essay: The Importance Of Justice

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Thomas Jefferson, the author of our great Declaration of Independence once said, “It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice.” As a progressive founding father, Jefferson sought this justice by means of freedom. Today, American society has grown from this freedom, and justice is usually sought from means other than an oppressive British Empire. We now consider justice synonymous to law; a duty and symbol of our courts. Justice serves the individual and the society as a guardian of life, liberty, and property. Not only is it reasonable, as Jefferson said, that everyone who wishes justice practice self accountability, but it is absolutely necessary that good people are shielded by consequences for evil actions.
Justice, as a definition, takes on many roles. The word itself is seen used today more as a description of action or as a societal view. Institutions, decisions,
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At times, the military is required to bring justice to its members, involving the established Uniform Code of Military Justice, a doctrine that serves as the United State’s military law. On the other hand, the military can be called up for outward justice, whether that is liberating Nazi concentration camps or killing Osama Bin Laden. In either circumstance, justice is achieved in doing what is right, whether legally or morally. When justice is required as a means of peace, it is again a responsibility of military forces. Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz once said, “For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice.” Deterrence, the strategic use of force, and their ability to hold persons and nations accountable are direct forms of

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