Just War and Endgame Objectives in Iraq
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Thought; Capizzi; order; Iraq
The just war theory connects the use of military force to politics, reminding statesmen that war and politics serve the same goals--namely, justice, order, and peace. Every activity within war must be scrutinized for its capacity to create a more just reorganization of power. Robust analysis should attend not only to questions about whether war is justified, but also to broader political questions about the dynamics that lead to war and strategies for achieving peace.