Post-War Policy

Lessons for Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond

Authored by: Orend Brian

Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415539340
eBook ISBN: 9780203107164
Adobe ISBN: 9781136261008


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Disproportionate attention, historically, has been given to the two major issues of: 1) when (if ever) one should resort to war (jus ad bellum); and 2) how one should best fight that war, after it has begun (jus in bello). 1 But a war, of course, has not only a beginning, and a middle, but also an end. What should one do at the end of armed conflict? How should nations conduct themselves during the termination phase of war (jus post bellum)? 2

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