An interesting take on Just War, while I generally think the ARI is pigheaded and wrong, and when I do agree with them, it is because the ARI and I got to the same point going different directions.
Read the article by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein in full at The Ayn Rand Institute:
Observe the inversion of justice here. Benevolent, individualistic, life-loving Americans, and death-worshipping, collectivist, nihilistic Arabsâ€”such as the dancing Arabs who celebrated 9/11â€”are regarded as equally worthy of protection by the American military. The exception is if the American is a soldier and the Arab is a civilian, in which case the Arabâ€™s life is of greater value.
To the extent that Just War Theory is practiced, it leads to unnecessary fear, suffering, and death visited on innocent nationsâ€”and to the rise of evil movements and regimesâ€”all while it claims to be virtuous and practical.