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When is war justified Only those of legitimate authority may justly lead its country into war This tenet disallows justifying war for the purpose of economic gain land acquisition or strategic position If war is to be justly initiated just cause usually humanitarian must first exist Two specific conditions are necessary to justify war First direct aggression against the United States our allies or those who are unable to protect themselves against direct aggression Second indirect aggression against the US During both conditions the moral correctness realistic threat and potential harm would be assessed to determine an appropriate response After a decision has been make from those premises war could morally be justified and action should be taken However indirect aggression is the most difficult premise to evaluate Its relevancy to our nation and allies is difficult to determine succinctly In order to understand how we would deal with such a condition to engage in a war built on this premise one must understand US Ideology Current US ideology insists that direct aggression be met with self defense Under this condition the main concerns are the safety of its citizens the freedom to exercise their rights and proportional intervention against the aggressor to ensure such safety and freedom An example of US policy this situation occurred on December 7 1941 The United States declared war on Japan in self-defense US response was considered necessary and imminent Indirect aggression on the other hand it is not so easy to establish a just war Every war fought after World War II rested on the US response to indirect aggression Capitalism and democracy is directly opposed to or influence was perceived as a direct threat and destroyed if by no other reason by fear The thought established in the 1950s the sheds a great amount of light on US policy as it relates to communism The cold war was a reality Commercials were made over
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