- Enabling Monsters: A Reply to Richard W. Miller [Full Text]
| Fernando R. Tesón | 06/30/2011
Richard Miller's two central theses rest on dubious predictions, and, more important, are morally objectionable. The United States would be perpetrating a major injustice if it enabled the Taliban to rule over any part of the territory and over any person.
- FIRST VIEW: Ending War [Full Text]
| David Rodin | 06/30/2011
I doubt that geostrategic considerations can play the role in moral assessment that Richard Miller believes they do. But the phenomena he is pointing to do illuminate important defects in traditional just war theory.
- Proportionality in the Afghanistan War [Full Text]
| Jeff McMahan | 06/30/2011
Some of the questions Professor Miller addresses are concerned with proportionality, a notion whose complexities are only beginning to be appreciated. My modest ambition in this comment is to try to sharpen these questions and provide some assistance in thinking about them.
- Jus ex Bello in Afghanistan [Full Text]
| Darrel Moellendorf | 06/30/2011
I agree with Professor Miller that just war theory is limited when it comes to judging whether and how to end a war. But Miller fails to understand adequately what these limitations are and the extent to which they can be addressed within just war theory.
- The Strategy of Graceful Decline [Full Text]
| George R. Lucas, Jr. | 06/30/2011
While Professor Miller claims that just war theory cannot "provide sufficient guidance" on the question of Afghanistan, his concerns actually fall squarely within its purview, and do not suggest its inability to critique proposals to prolong the American and NATO presence in Afghanistan.
- The Ethics of America's Afghan War [Full Text]
| Richard W. Miller | 06/30/2011
The United States has had a moral duty, at least since the end of 2010, actively to pursue negotiations with the Taliban and Pakistan to achieve a political settlement, conceding control of the Pashtun countryside to the Taliban.
- Choosing What to Do in Afghanistan: A Reply by Richard W. Miller [Full Text]
| Richard W. Miller
In this online exclusive, Miller responds to the comments by Lucas, McMahan, Moellendorf, Teson, and Rodin on his essay, "The Ethics of America's Afghan War."