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War, Morality, And The Military Profession: Second Edition

War, Morality, and the Military Profession - Malham M. Wakin If you're a person who thinks about war, there are many interesting and thoughtful considerations on the subject here, but if you read only one essay from this collection, make it "The Laws of War" by Richard Wasserstrom.

To sum up: "The beginning of a morally defensible position is surely to be found in a different conception of the laws of war, a conception sufficiently ambitious that it refuses to regard as immutable the character of contemporary warfare and weaponry, and that requires instead that war itself change so as to conform to the demands of morality."

Gen. Telford Taylor's "War Crimes" is also highly recommended. He was the American chief prosecutor at Nuremberg.