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The Resource Just American wars : ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history, Eric Patterson, (electronic resource)

Just American wars : ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history, Eric Patterson, (electronic resource)

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Just American wars : ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history
Title
Just American wars
Title remainder
ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history
Statement of responsibility
Eric Patterson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the moral choices faced by US political and military leaders in deciding when and how to employ force, from the American Revolution to the present-day. Specifically, the book looks at discrete ethical dilemmas in various American conflicts from a just war perspective. For example, was the casus belli of the American Revolution just, and more specifically, was the Continental Congress a 'legitimate' political authority? Was it just for Truman to drop the atomic bomb on Japan? How much of a role did the egos of Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon play in prolonging the Vietnam War? Often there are trade-offs that civilian and military leaders must take into account, such as General Scott's 1847 decision to bombard the city of Veracruz, in order to quickly move his troops off the malarial Mexican coast. The book also considers the moral significance and policy practicalities of different motives and courses of action. The case studies provided highlight the nuances and even limits of just war principles, such as just cause, right intention, legitimate authority, last resort, likelihood of success, discrimination, proportionality, and principles for ending war such as order, justice, and conciliation. This book will be of interest for students of just war theory, ethics, philosophy, American history and military history more generally."--Provided by publisher.--
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1971-
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Patterson, Eric
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • War, conflict and ethics
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Military ethics
  • War
  • Just war doctrine
  • United States
Label
Just American wars : ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history, Eric Patterson, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429457302
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429457302
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429854330
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1053623355
Label
Just American wars : ethical dilemmas in U.S. military history, Eric Patterson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429457302
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429457302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429854330
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1053623355

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