How We Fight: Ethics in War

2014.12.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang (eds.), How We Fight: Ethics in War, Oxford University Press, 2014, 196pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.12.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang (eds.), How We Fight: Ethics in War, Oxford University Press, 2014, 196pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199673438. Reviewed by Mark Jensen, United States Air Force Academy Classical Just War Theory is in crisis. The breakdown of the Westphalian international order, the muddling of the distinction between combatants and non-combatants, and the rise of ethnic, tribal, and religious conflict together undermine the central presuppositions of the tradition. However, international recognition of the principles of classical just war theory is a strong as ever. For example, many nations use force only in defense, and nearly all justify their use of force only in these terms. New weapons and tactics have been developed to minimize threats to non-combatants. Moreover, the approach of Western nations to ending conflict is to secure a path toward popular sovereignty, representative governance,. . .

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