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In war we trust; the Bush doctrine and the pursuit of just war.




In war we trust; the Bush doctrine and the pursuit of just war.

Dolan, Chris J. (Ethics and global politics series)

Ashgate Publishing Co., [c]2005

229 p.


Dolan (U. of Central Florida) examines whether the US wars against Afganistan and Iraq in the early 21st century meet the necessary moral and political requirements set forth by just war principles. After analyzing the moral and political components of the "pre--emptive" Bush Doctrine, he turns to explication of the requirements of jus ad bellum (justification for going to war), jus in bello (conduct of justifiable acts in wartime), and jus post bellum (the justifiable imposition of peace once major combat has ceased). He concludes that there is a strong case to be made that the attack of Afghanistan meets the requirements, while the case for Iraq falls short.
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