Historical and Journalistic Studies of Strategic Motivations

Carroll, James: 2006,House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power(Houghton Mifflin, New York).
Klare, Michael: 2002,Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict(Henry Holt Metropolitan, New York).*Rich, Frank: 2006,The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth  from 9/11 to Katrina(Penguin Press, New York).*

Business and Industry Involvement/Domination

Brandes, S. D.: 1997,Warhogs: A History of War Profits in America(University Press of Kentucky, Lexington).*
Feinstein, A.: 2011,The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade(Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York).
Hartung, William D.: 2011,Prophets of War: Lockheed-Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex(Nation Books, NY).*
Pasztor, Andy: 1995,When the Pentagon Was for Sale: Inside America's Biggest Defense Scandal(Scribner, New York).Silverstein, Ken: 1997, ‘Privatizing War: How Affairs of State are Outsourced to Corporations beyond Public Control’,The Nation(July 28).Singer, P. W.: 2003,Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry(Cornell University Press, Ithaca).
Wolin, Sheldon: 2008,Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism(Princeton University Press, Princeton).

Philosophical Assessment of Justifications

Fiala, Andrew: 2010,Public War, Private Conscience: The Ethics of Political Violence(Continuum International Publishing, New York and London).
Norman, Richard: 1995,Ethics, Killing and War(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).*Rodin, David: 2003,War and Self-Defense(Clarendon Press, Oxford).*Shue, Henry, and David Rodin: 2007,Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification(Oxford University Press, Oxford).Walzer, Michael: 2010,Just and Unjust Wars, 4th ed. (Basic Books, New York; orig. 1977).

Social, Political, and Psychological Facilitators of Justification

Chomsky, Noam, 2000,Rogue States: The Rule of Force in World Affairs(South End Press, Cambridge, MA).
Glover, Jonathan: 2001,Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press Nota Bene, New Haven; orig. Jonathan Cape, UK, 1999).*
Hedges, Chris: 2003,War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning(Anchor Books, New York).*Keane, John: 2004,Violence and Democracy(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)
Linklater, Andrew: 1998,The Transformation of Political Community: Ethical Foundations of the Post-Westphalian Era(University of South Carolina Press, Columbia; Polity Press, Cornwall).*Pina e Cunha, Miguel, et al.: 2010, ‘Obedience and Evil: From Milgram and Kampuchea to Normal Organizations’,Journal of Business Ethics97:2, 291-309.  Online at DOI 10.1007/s10551-010-0510-5Milgram, Stanley: 1974,Obedience to Authority(Harper & Row, New York).*
Rubinstein, Richard E.: 2010,Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War(New York: Bloomsbury Press).*
Turse, Nick: 2008,The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives(Henry Holt Metropolitan Books, New York).*
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Web-based Critiques of War
   Andreas, Joel: nd, Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism: A History of U.S. Foreign Wars in Comic Book Format, online at http://www.addictedtowar.com/bookpreview.html 
Swanson, David: 2010, War is a Lie, available online (see excerpt at http://www.truth-out.org/wars-are-not-fought-battlefields66959 
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