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Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Javier Hildago
In the post 9/11 era America has become increasingly reliant upon the use of targeted killings as a foreign policy strategy. With our increasing use of leadership decapitation as key method of counter-terrorism, it is important to assess not only the legality, but also the morality of this method. Using Just War Theory I will argue that U.S. use of leadership decapitation is morally justified because it uses defensive force against terrorist leaders in order to protect the lives of innocent people.
Gremillion, Diane, "The ethics of leadership decapitation : just war theory and the targeted killing of al Qaeda leaders" (2016). Honors Theses. 940.