The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare
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This paper seeks to defend the thesis that this American project of military hegemony has a variety of global security costs of such combined magnitude that there is a strong prima facie case against the resort to armed force by the United States, so that its wars might be wrong even when there is a just cause. My thesis is based on the jus ad bellum principle of proportionality.
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The original publication appeared in: van Baarda, Th. A. and Verweij, D.E.M. (eds.) The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare: Counter-terrorism, Democratic Values and Military Ethics (Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publsihers/Martinus Nijhoff, 2009), pp. 31-46.
van der Linden, Harry, "Questioning the Resort to U.S. Hegemonic Military Force" The Moral Dimension of Asymmetrical Warfare / (2009): 31-46.
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