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    The Just War Tradition

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    The Just War Tradition is like any other known tradition, this one has been passed down but it isn't just some hand-me-downs or grandpa's watch but a continuous argument for decades now. The article gives the long historical background on where the tradition originated from. Just War Tradition is also known as the Just War Theory meaning before the government could even demand soldiers to fight and survive for their lives there has to be justification. The theory goes far as the B.C. era and works its way through the centuries ahead. This era was where the Christian’s beliefs are not going to war for an irrational reason or thought but to defend their lives and values. In this case, if there was a serious threat or attack it will be the force to be the source of protection from the…

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    Just War Theory Essay

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    “War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.” First it must be clarified, what military strategy means. Weighley presents the following definition which is also officially recognized in the US military: Military strategy … is the art and science of employing the armed forces of a nation to secure the objectives of national policy by the application of force, or the threat of force.” At the highest level, the National Security Strategy (NSS) outlines enduring US…

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    Arguments Against Just War

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    War and conflict have been a part of the human experience for most of recorded history, and many scholars use the concept of just war to analyse wars in their own time and in the past, and to consider how to create long lasting peace. Just war theory forms the basis of much of international law today, and still can be used to analyse modern day conflict, such as the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Just war theory in its most coherent form was first discussed by Saint Thomas…

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    Criteria For A Just War

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    three criteria for a war to be just. The first criteria is that the ruler or authority of a nation must make the decision to go to war. This is because the ruler was chosen to make decisions that will benefit the whole nation and not just themselves. No private individual has the authority to declare war because they do not have the correct intentions. The second criteria for just war is that there must be a just cause for the war to be fought. This means that the enemy must deserve to be…

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    Just War Analysis

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    Eduardo Carvalho Zanello Writ 102 Sec 004 Instructor John Herold Just War Final Draft 21 October 2015 An Analysis of Modern Wars and the Just War Concept The concept of just war in Western Cultures goes back to thinkers like Thomas, Cicero, and Augustine. The main goal of the principles embraced in this theory was to provide fair causes to go to war and its prosecution, and not to let people be fooled by false ideals of glory. Some concepts like “proportionality”, “just cause”, and “weapons…

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    Just War Theory is something I believe in. However, I believe some modifications may be needed in contemporary America. Snauwaert asserts it is somewhat of a misnomer to suggest the United States is at war with terrorism because terrorism is a tactic . Thus, Snauwaert suggests the United States is at war with the practitioners of terrorism. This is a dangerous suggestion. One must separate the cause from the effect. If a doctor treats the symptoms and not the cause of the disease, the disease…

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    In the glare of an ever-present and far-reaching news cycle, decisions to engage in war are of paramount concern to a state. Given this greater accountability, there is perhaps an even stronger emphasis for states to have sound moral reasoning in its actions leading to and during war. Some would argue that there is no room for justice in war. According to realists, wars are fought on the basis of power and security issues; “the pursuit of lesser national interests rarely justifies war”…

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    Benefits Of A Just War

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    • Just War - a “just” war is one in which expected benefits of fighting a war must be viewed relative to the expected negative consequences and outcomes. • Requirements – o A just war should be a last resort after considering and utilizing all non-violent options to justify the use of force. o A legitimate authority can only wage just war. o A just war takes place in support of a wrong suffered. For instance, self-defense against an armed attack is justifiable. o Deaths and injury due to the…

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    War is a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. People go to war for different reasons like power which means that someone would go to war so that if they win they can claim territory or take over land that belonged to the opponents. A country might also go to war because they want to defend themselves as another country could be trying to invade them; they need to protect their country and the people in it. I think that war is wrong…

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    The Just War Theory

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    facilities, most place have rules in set. To each rule, there is a reason behind it that we all may not know. Often when two countries go to war, there is a lack of reasoning behind it. If we just send them off to argue for no reason, there is no point of the war itself. For centuries now, theologians and military researchers, have been studying a theory referred to as “Just War Theory.” The Just War theory itself, gives justification for the reason over war, as well it sets rules and criteria…

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