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Is this war with Iraq a "Just War"?

Is this war with Iraq a "Just War"?

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  • War: opposing viewpoints. (Rivera Ref U21.2 .W377 1999  - "Controversial Topics" bookshelves). What causes war? -- Should the International Community intervene in the world's conflicts? -- What role should the U.S. play in maintaining peace? -- How can war be prevented?  -- Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-200) and index.
  • An Encyclopedia of war and ethics. (Rivera Ref B105 .W3 E53 1996).  45 experts raise basic questions about what is "just" in war, describe the views of historic and contemporary thinkers on ethical matters, survey practices at different periods, and discuss key issues. The over 250 entries arranged in alphabetical order cover efforts to curb the havoc of war from medieval to modern times, from accidental war to Zagreb Resolution, different religious perspectives, genocide, UN peacekeeping, and much more. Sources for further reading accompany the entries, and internal cross-references and an index make this major reference easily accessible to students and teachers in military, peace, and world affairs studies.  Includes bibliographical references and index.



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Would an invasion of Iraq be a "just war"?  Adobe PDF Document
Contested Case: Do the Facts Justify the Case for War in Iraq?  Adobe PDF document
The ethics of armed humanitarian intervention  Adobe PDF document


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http://www.usip.org/events/2002/1217_wks.html
http://www.usip.org/library/regions/iraq.html
http://www.ceip.org 
http://www.ceip.org/files/Iraq/index.htm
http://www.npr.org

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