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Just War 101 – E10: Necessity is Necessary

In war, “necessity” can be a reason to restrain fighting as well as a justification for it

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Just War 101 — E9: Prudence; or, Reality (Sometimes) Bites

Just war morality demands that ethical judgements must take into account certain cold, unrelenting, and frustratingly immovable facts. Wisdom matters.

Just War 101 — E8: Right Intent

The last essential requirement for a just war is to have a properly oriented set of intentions. These include rescue, justice, punishment, peace, and victory

French destroyer leader Mogador burning after shellfire at Mers-El-Kebir on 3 July 1940.
Just War 101 — E7: Retributive and Distributive Justice

Just War encompasses two overlapping but distinct forms of justice. Complex questions of desert accompany both, sometimes tragically.

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Just War 101 — E6: Just Cause

The presence of certain kinds of evil in the world–including aggression against the innocent–signal the possibility that war must be.

Moral Courage and the Grim Necessity of Sacrifice 

American audiences are still hungry for cinematic portrayals of the old virtues: patriotism, heroism, courage, and self-sacrifice

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TG2: Maverick – Film talk with former TOPGUN instructor CAPT Ryan “Guido” Bernacchi

Marc LiVecche and Ryan Bernacchi discuss “Top Gun: Maverick” in this wide-ranging talk about naval aviation, ethics, and the challenges of military command

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Maverick’s Message

Maverick is not just fun and thrilling and moving; it’s not just breathtaking cinematography; it’s not just a great story; it’s not just great story-telling. For those with ears to hear, Maverick offers a powerful and needed message—and hence, much more than the original.

Top Gun & American Audacity

The world whether admitting to it or not needs an audacious America that will safeguard that part of civilization cherishing law, liberty, equality, decency and ordered prosperity.