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The Ethics of War and Ethics in War

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When considering the ethics of war, arguments traditionally focus on possible justifications of war and on the rules of war - how it, while defying rational and otherwise peaceful means, might be made more humane and less cruel. With new issues emerging that might not belong to either of these two categories - including the criminalizing of war, multilateral humanitarian intervention, the “war on terror”, and “asymmetric war” - what does this mean for an ethics of war?

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