The Case for Armed Intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
By Fernando R. Tesón
This article appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of The Independent Review.
How might one make a moral case for Western nations to engage militarily with ISIS? The just-war doctrine justifies armed intervention for the defense of persons when doing so meets the requirements of right authority and proportionality.
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