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Unformatted text preview: Paul Ramsey “Nothing is quite so difficult, yet so genuinely Christian, as to remember that in all political struggles there are no saints but only sinners fighting each other.” Reinhold Niebuhr “If the lion lies down with the lamb, the lamb must be replaced frequently.” Martin Luther Jus ad bellum (justice in going to war…the “when” and “whether” criteria) a) Just Cause to protect innocents from unjust attack to restore rights wrongly denied to re-establish order necessary for decent human existence b) Right/Just Intention, or “proper disposition” peace as ultimate objective in war c) Legitimate/Proper/Competent authority public declaration d) Last Resort e) Due Proportion f) Reasonable Hope of Success/Victory Jus in bello (justice within war…the “how” and “methods” criteria) a) Discrimination a) “noncombatant immunity” b) Due Proportion...
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- Fall '09
- Laws of war, jus ad bellum, war tradition, War Tradition PAPERS