Basic Principles of the Just War Tradition « Levellers
-ESSAY: The Gulf War: Just or Unjust? - Grose
However the case of the Korean War includes a number of complicating factors which will illustrate for students the difficulties of applying just war principles in a way that really seeks to serve a higher purpose.Difficulty of defining aggression -- This problem would naturally apply to any act of war that is deemed by some an unprovoked attack.
Just War theory - Mount Holyoke College
The notion of just cause is inherent in the portions of the UN Charter which confers on the Security Council the power to take such action: the prohibition on the aggressive use of force in Article 2(4), the responsibility of the Security Council to maintain international peace and security articulated in Article 24(1), and Article 39 which provides that the coercive powers of the Council were to be triggered by a determination of any threat to the peace, breach of peace, or act of aggression.15 It would appear then that the United Nations was playing its proper role as the duly appointed protector of peace.