Just War Theory

A Just War should be waged:

  1. Only as a last resort.
  2. By the legitimate government/authority of a nation
  3. In response to some “wrong” committed against your nation by the other side.
  4. With a reasonable chance of success.
  5. To establish a more perfect state of peace than the conditions that existed prior to the war.
  6. Using only force/violence justified by (proportional to) the original wrong committed.
  7. Using weapons that only target soldiers.  Great care should be taken to prevent civilian deaths.