This is the first and only book to provide a moral analysis of the war in Iraq and its implications for the future of war and peacemaking. The War to Oust Saddam Hussein: Just War and the New Face of Conflict addresses the key questions most people are asking today: What should be the standard for pre-emptive uses of military force? What of the other arguments the Bush Administration offered for the need to remove Saddam Hussein and restructure Iraq? What is to be said for the future about the possibilities of fruitful relations between the cultures of the West and of Islam?
James Turner Johnson is a professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University. He has a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton University. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities and Guggenheim Fellowships, he lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County, near Philadelphia.
Part 1 Setting the Context: Are We Involved in a Clash of Civilizations? Chapter 2 Jihad and Just War: Ethical Perspectives on the New Face of Conflict Chapter 3 Disciplining Just War Thinking: Uses and Misuses of the Just War Idea in Recent American Debate Part 4 The War To Oust Saddam Hussein: Before Chapter 5 The Debate Over Using Force Against the Saddam Hussein Regime: Was the Use of Force Justified? Part 6 The War To Oust Saddam Hussein: During Chapter 7 Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Moralist's Notebook Part 8 The War To Oust Saddam Hussein: After Chapter 9 Looking Back as a Way of Looking Ahead