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This paper examines the notion of war and justice. It looks at the just war convention and the concept of honor that has existed for centuries. The author looks at the just war tradition, which are a set of commonly agreed rules of combat that often develop between two parallel enemies and examines how they have evolved over time. The author also looks into the writings of some early Christian thinkers on war and compares their theories to the modern conduct of war. The author then uses the example of U.S. involvement in the War in Nicaragua and the rules of the conduct of war.
From the Paper:"The just war convention is as old as warfare itself. Early records of communal fighting point out that warriors used some ethical issues. They may have occupied consideration of women and children or the treatment of prisoners. Commonly they referred to considerations of honor: some acts in war have always been considered disgraceful, at the same time as others have been deemed honorable. Whilst the details of what is honorable vary with time and place, the very fact of one moral virtue has been sufficient to infuse warfare with moral concerns."
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