Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

Thirty years ago, Major Jim Dubik and Major Marty Dempsey would often run together through the hills of the Hudson valley when we weren’t teaching English composition and philosophy classes at West...

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Prologue

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pp. 1-6

America may be tired of war, but war does not yet seem to be tired of America. As I wrote Just War Reconsidered, the United States entered its fourteenth year of war. America “reengaged” in the Iraq war that...

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1. Jus in Bello’s Missing Piece

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pp. 7-26

The prevailing view of just war theory recognizes the responsibilities of soldiers and leaders in combat1 but omits an adequate account of the jus in bello responsibilities that senior leaders have in the conduct of war...

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2. Describing Jus in Bello’s War-Waging Dimension

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pp. 27-56

The American Civil War and the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq serve as good examples spotlighting the gap in the traditional just war theory account of jus in bello. Thus, they are clear windows through...

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3. Principals and Agents

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pp. 57-88

Any attempt to understand the war-waging responsibilities of senior political and military leaders must examine two important civil-military theories: the principal-agent theory and its antecedent, the objective...

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4. Dialogue and the Nature of War

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pp. 89-112

War is a political instrument that uses violence and force to achieve political purposes; by its very nature, therefore, it demands a collaborative, political-military effort.1 At the highest levels, Clausewitz admits...

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5. The Decision-Execution Regime

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pp. 113-136

Waging war requires management and focused leadership attention. For a nation to increase its probability of success in war, it must do the following sufficiently well, that is, at least better than its enemies: identify...

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6. Jus in Bello’s War-Waging Principles

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pp. 137-172

The principles of jus in bello’s tactical dimension describe right conduct in the midst of battle; applying them correctly helps assure that justice is done in fighting a war.1 The principles of jus in bello’s strategic dimension...

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Epilogue

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pp. 173-178

As I finished writing Just War Reconsidered, the war in Syria continued. Starting as a series of protests that were part of the Arab Spring that originated in Tunisia in December 2011, the originally peaceful...

Notes

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pp. 179-200

Bibliography

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pp. 201-214

Index

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pp. 215-226