Why Is Just War Defensible

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Just war theory deals with the justification of how and why wars are fought. The justification can be either theoretical or historical. The theoretical aspect is concerned with ethically justifying war and the forms that warfare may or may not take. The historical aspect, or the "just war tradition," deals with the historical body of rules or agreements that have applied in various wars across the ages. Many people have different views on whether or not "just war" is a defensible cause. Some believe that it is defensible because sometimes war is the best or only option to obtain peace. Others believe that war is morally wrong and say that taking lives to bring peace is incredibly hypocritical. And some either don't care enough to learn or think about it or are just indifferent about the subject and don' know what they think about…show more content…
But which is it? Is "just war" defensible or not? Lives are a sacred and truly amazing thing, not just humans but all life. War destroys all aspects of life. People fighting in war, civilian casualties who aren't fighting, buildings destroyed and jobs lost, families losing family members fighting in war, and the nations fighting as a whole all are damaged and hurt as war continues. As war goes on, lives are lost, crime rates increase, large quantities of money are spent, cities are destroyed, and the overall happiness and joy of the citizens of nations fighting is completely drained as friends and family members fight or die all in a struggle to somehow bring peace to the world. However, even after saying all this, sometimes war can be justified as well. As a firm believer in "an eye for an eye" If someone wants to hurt me or my friends or family, I plan on hurting them as well. It's no different when another nation hurts my own. That's the true beauty of patriotism, when another nation steps in and hurts another nation, that nation will do

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