“What would an American foreign policy determined by just war principles look like? What would a just war Petagon look like? What kind of virtues would the people of America have to have to sustain a just war foreign policy and Petagon? What kind of training do those in the military have to undergo in order to be willing to take casualties rather than conduct the war unjustly? How would those with the patience necessary to ensure that a war be a last resort be elected to office? Those are the questions that advocates of just war must address before they accuse pacifists of being “unrealistic.””
-Stanley Hauerwas (War And The American Difference, p.26)
If you believe in just war, how do you answer these questions?