Interventionism: Stop! Don’t Put Your Missile There

What’s the point at which it’s alright to intervene in the actions of another state?

In this week’s episode, we discuss ethics from the perspective of the state and their military. With Kim Jong-un waving his “nuclear capability” around and threatening to attack Guam, a greater discussion has been brewing among those watching about what, if anything, we should do. So jumping off from that discussion, we take a look at the ethics of military response and interventionism. Some people have more of a kick ass and take names later mentality while others are much closer to the pacifist side of things. However, even among those who don’t think we should take action until we’ve been aggressed against, there’s a still varying positions of what it means for one state to aggress against another.

By Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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