Just War Theory

Just War Theory

Explain how these four tenets provide an ethical/moral justification for the use of force.

Apply these four tenets to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and explain how they have both succeeded and failed in their justification for the use of force to the American public.




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For centuries, the Just War Theory has been used for justification for acts of war against other nations. The Just war Theory is a set of principles designed to regulate the conduct of warfare, which could be grouped together as a distinctive approach to the ethics of war, pacifism, and realism. These principles have been used as a guide in the decision on whether to go to war or not.

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