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Nick St. John December 2, 2009 World Politics Discussion Is The U.S.-Afghanistan War Just? The just war principles are of major importance for keeping stable international system. They provide limitations on war by enumerating what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of going to war, and conduct during the war. The seven main principles are used to distinguish if a war is just are not. The United States involvement in Afghanistan can be considered compatible with certain principles and not compatible with others. A just war can only be waged as a last resort, and all non-violent options must be exhausted before force is justified. U.S.-Afghanistan war could be considered a last resort because of the attacks on September 11 th ; the government in Afghanistan was unstable making it easy for groups like Al-Qaeda to gain power, posing a threat the U.S. Secondly, a just war can only be waged by an authority that others consider a legitimate power. The United States is unquestionably recognized as a legitimate power and was backed by over forty countries at the beginning of the war. A just war
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