V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, philosophy, published commentary in National Catholic Register on whether a military strike on North Korea could be classified as just.
WASHINGTON — If the United States were confident that North Korea had succeeded (or would very soon) in constructing a fully functional nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could target the United States, would a military first strike by the U.S. be morally justified?
The Church’s framework for thinking about the just use of military force and the facts as publicly known right now suggest that the answer is No. ...
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