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Just War Revisited

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By the Panelists

Dubik, James M.  Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory. University Press of Kentucky, 2016.

Dubik, James M.  “We Are Our Own Obstacle in Fighting Al Qaeda.” Army. March 12, 2015.

Hehir, J. Bryan. “The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Change and Continuity.” The Sacred and the Sovereign: Religion and International Politics, edited by John D. Carlson and Erik C. Owens. Georgetown University Press: 2003.

Hehir, J. Bryan. “The Moral Dimension of the Use of Force.” The Use of Force After the Cold War, edited by H.W. Brands. Texas A&M University Press: 2000.

Hehir, J. Bryan. “Military Intervention and National Sovereignty: Recasting the Relationship.” Hard Choices: Moral Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention, edited by Jonathan Moore. Rowman & Littlefield: 1998.

Jeffrey, James F. “Leave Root Causes Aside—Destroy the ISIS ‘State.’” The Atlantic. April 29, 2016.

Jeffrey, James F. “The Military Campaign Against the Islamic State: An Assessment.” PolicyWatch. September 14, 2016.

Jeffrey, James F. “Syrian 'Plan B' Options Beyond Immediate Military Confrontation.” PolicyWatch. October 6, 2016.

Notable Articles & Books

Biggar, Nigel. In Defence of War. Oxford University Press: 2013.

Carlson, John D. “Just War as Punishment.” First Things. October 1, 2013.

Coll, Steve. “The Unblinking Stare: The drone war in Pakistan.” The New Yorker. November 24, 2014.

De Waal, Alex. “How to End Mass Atrocities.” The New York Times. March 9, 2012.

Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World. Basic Books: 2004.

Evans, Gareth. “In Defense of ‘R2P.’” The New York Times. March 11, 2012.

Gross, Michael L. Moral Dilemmas of Modern War: Torture, Assassination, and Blackmail in an Age of Asymmetric Conflict. Cambridge University Press: 2010.

Mamdani, Mahmood. “The New Humanitarian Order.” The Nation. September 10, 2008.

Mamdani, Mahmood. Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror. Pantheon: 2009.

McMahon, Jeff. “Rethinking the ‘Just War.’” The New York Times. November 11, 2012.

Obama, Barack. “Remarks by the President at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.” December 10, 2009.

What We’re Fighting For: A Letter From America. Institute for American Values. 2002.

Winright, Tobias. “The Vatican on Military Intervention in Defense of the Innocent.” Catholic Moral Theology. August 13, 2014.

On Just Peace Theory

Cahill, Lisa. “A Church for Peace?: Why Just War Theory Isn’t Enough.” Commonweal. July 11, 2016.

Thistlethwaite, Susan B. Women’s Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women. Palgrave Macmillan: 2015.

Thistlethwaite, Susan B. “God Did Not Create Robots: A look at the immoral present and future of drone warfare.” The Washington Post. February 3, 2015.

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