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In my opinion, war is justified under certain circumstances.  For example, the United States was justified in going to war after Japan attacked us in World War II.  There was no other realistic option in that case.  In World War I, we also were justified in going to war. When...

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In my opinion, war is justified under certain circumstances.  For example, the United States was justified in going to war after Japan attacked us in World War II.  There was no other realistic option in that case.  In World War I, we also were justified in going to war. When a country takes action against your country and causes death and/or other harm, going to war is a legitimate course of action when other forms of diplomacy fail.  In World War I, we would have avoided war if Germany continued to honor the Sussex Pledge.  When the Germans began sinking our ships without warning, in violation of international law, going to war was a justifiable action.  Basically, when a country refuses to stop harming your country and/or killing your people, it is acceptable to use war as an option after diplomacy fails to resolve the dispute.  Thus, our involvement in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Korean War, and the war on terror would be examples of times when war was a justifiable action. There are times when using war as an instrument of foreign policy is acceptable.

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