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Book Launch: Just War Reconsidered by James Dubik

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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from November 6th, 2017 to February, 12th, 2018.

Director of Teaching, Center for Security Studies (CSS) James Dubik will introduce his latest book, "In Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory."

In "Just War Reconsidered," Dubik draws on years of research as well as his own experiences as a soldier and teacher to fill the gaps left by other theorists. He applies moral philosophy, political philosophy, and strategic studies to historical and contemporary case studies to reveal the inaccuracies and moral bankruptcy that inform some of the literature on military ethics. Conventional just war theory adopts a binary approach, wherein political leaders have moral accountability for the decision to go to war and soldiers have accountability for fighting the war ethically. Dubik argues, however, that political and military leadership should be held accountable for the planning and execution of war in addition to the decision to initiate conflict.

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