Journal of Military Ethics 10 (3):242-262 (2011)
|Abstract||Abstract Is the use of armed force by international forces in Afghanistan ethically justified? The answer is one of degree: the fighting is neither completely just nor completely unjust. To evaluate the extent of justification, a novel Just War Index (JWI) is introduced. It is a composite indicator: the average of estimated values for seven criteria from the long-standing Just War tradition ? Just Cause, Right Intent, Net benefit, Legitimate Authority, Last Resort, Proportionality of Means and Right Conduct, each of which are evaluated on a 7-point scale. Because the two international missions using armed force in Afghanistan ? the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) ? have different mandates, different histories and different approaches to the use of force, they are evaluated separately. The ISAF mission is found considerably more justified than OEF though still ethically deficient|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Daniel A. Dombrowski (2010). Just War Theory, Afghanistan, and Walzer. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1):1-7.
A. Ferguson (2006). No Just War for the Empire. Radical Philosophy Today 2006:27-37.
James Turner Johnson (2003). Aquinas and Luther on War and Peace: Sovereign Authority and the Use of Armed Force. Journal of Religious Ethics 31 (1):3 - 20.
Eric Patterson (2010). Ethics and US Af-Pak Policy. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1):31-46.
John W. Lango (2010). Is There a Just Cause for Current U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan? International Journal of Applied Philosophy 24 (1):9-21.
James Turner Johnson (2008). The Idea of Defense in Historical and Contemporary Thinking About Just War. Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):543-556.
George R. Lucas (2003). The Role of the 'International Community' in Just War Tradition--Confronting the Challenges of Humanitarian Intervention and Preemptive War. Journal of Military Ethics 2 (2):122-144.
Patience Coster (2013). The Ethics of War. Rosen Central.
Steven Metz & Phillip R. Cuccia (eds.) (2011). Defining War for the 21st Century. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
James A. Stroble (1998). Justification of War in Ancient China. Asian Philosophy 8 (3):165 – 190.
P. Sutch (2012). Human Rights and the Use of Force: Assertive Liberalism and Just War. European Journal of Political Theory 11 (2):172-190.
Alex J. Bellamy (2006). Just Wars: From Cicero to Iraq. Polity Press.
Added to index2011-09-25
Total downloads8 ( #122,951 of 548,984 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,327 of 548,984 )
How can I increase my downloads?