Accession Number : ADA309355

Title :   Just War Theory and the Ethics of Intervention.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Beecher, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA309355

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This paper examines just war theory and its application to military interventions in civil conflicts. Discussion builds upon historical perspectives of just war theory as developed from classical times through the present day. Inclusive in this discussion is the development of the principle of non-intervention as embodied in twentieth century treaties and international law. Additionally, this paper explores new notions of 'universal sovereignty' as distinguished from the nation-state concept of sovereign rights. Implicit in this discussion is an examination of an emerging set of universal values upon which military interventions of the future may be considered. The paper closes ethical and practical considerations as well as recommendations for successful interventions now and into the next century.

Descriptors :   *ETHICS, *INTERVENTION, *CIVIL DISTURBANCES, WARFARE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, THEORY, TREATIES, INTERNATIONAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE