Iraq: The Moral Reckoning

Iraq: The Moral Reckoning

By: Craig M. White (author)Hardback

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Iraq: The Moral Reckoning is an intensive application of the six classic just war theory criteria to the 2003 Iraq war decision, weighing information available at the time from a wide range of sources and concluding that the war met just one of the six, whereas a just war should meet all. It supplements the criteria with widely used ethical principles and thoroughly refutes neoconservative arguments that the war met the criteria.

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Craig M. White is public affairs officer at the U.S. embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius.


Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I. Introducing Just War Theory Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Introduction: An Old Theory, Today's and Tomorrow's Wars Chapter 4 Chapter 2. How to Apply the Criteria, and Who Should Do It Part 5 Part II. Applying the Criteria Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Sovereign Authority Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Just Cause I: An Armed, Reckless Regime that Harbored Terrorists Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Just Cause II: Preemption, UN Resolutions, and a New Iraq Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Just Cause III: The Legal Case Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Right Intention/The Aim of Peace Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Proportionality of Ends Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Last Resort Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Reasonable Chance of Success Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Replies to Neoconservative Objections Part 15 Part III. Conclusion Chapter 16 Chapter 12. Was It Just? Evaluation and Consequences Part 17 Appendices Chapter 18 Appendix A. Thomas Aquinas on War Chapter 19 Appendix B. Quotations from the Duelfer Report

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739138939
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 306
  • ID: 9780739138939
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0739138936

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