In an age of terrorism, guerilla and total warfare the medieval
doctrine of Just War needs to be re-defined. Moreover, issues of
legitimacy, efficacy and morality should not be confused.
Legitimacy is conferred by institutions. Not all morally
justified wars are, therefore, automatically legitimate.
Frequently the efficient execution of a battle plan involves
immoral or even illegal acts.
As international law evolves beyond the ancient percepts of
sovereignty, it should incorporate new thinking ...Read the rest of this entry »