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'Target Approval Delays Cost Air Force Key Hits': Targeting Terror: Killing Al Qaeda the Right Way

'Target Approval Delays Cost Air Force Key Hits': Targeting Terror: Killing Al Qaeda... Journal of Military Ethics (2002) 1(2): 128–135 COMMENTARY ‘Target Approval Delays Cost Air Force Key Hits’ Targeting Terror: Killing Al Qaeda the Right Way Ted Westhusing* Philosophy Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Fax: »1 404 727 4959, E-mail: twesthu@emory.edu Clausewitz teaches us that war is ‘not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means’ (Clausewitz 1943: 16). That truth is worth an occasional reminder. As a blunt yet powerful political instrument, war should always be intimately connected with the political aims sought. This intimate connection between the political aim and its instrument of war carries important implications for the Just War Tradition. One of the more important implications is its practical effect on the Tradition’s theoretical connection between Jus ad Bellum, the justice of the war, and , the justice in the war. The Just War Tradition conceives these two realms Jus in Bello of justice to be logically distinct and therefore separate. One side may have justice on its side in going to war, yet ght unjustly. The other may be unjust in initiating war, yet ght justly. Stated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Military Ethics Taylor & Francis

'Target Approval Delays Cost Air Force Key Hits': Targeting Terror: Killing Al Qaeda the Right Way

Journal of Military Ethics , Volume 1 (2): 8 – Jan 1, 2002
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Journal of Military Ethics (2002) 1(2): 128–135 COMMENTARY ‘Target Approval Delays Cost Air Force Key Hits’ Targeting Terror: Killing Al Qaeda the Right Way Ted Westhusing* Philosophy Department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Fax: »1 404 727 4959, E-mail: twesthu@emory.edu Clausewitz teaches us that war is ‘not merely a political act but a real political instrument, a continuation of political intercourse, a carrying out of the same by other means’ (Clausewitz 1943: 16). That truth is worth an occasional reminder. As a blunt yet powerful political instrument, war should always be intimately connected with the political aims sought. This intimate connection between the political aim and its instrument of war carries important implications for the Just War Tradition. One of the more important implications is its practical effect on the Tradition’s theoretical connection between Jus ad Bellum, the justice of the war, and , the justice in the war. The Just War Tradition conceives these two realms Jus in Bello of justice to be logically distinct and therefore separate. One side may have justice on its side in going to war, yet ght unjustly. The other may be unjust in initiating war, yet ght justly. Stated

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Published: Jan 1, 2002

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