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 Ethics 97:2, 291-309.  Online at DOI 10.1007/s10551-010-0510-5
Milgram, 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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SERIOUS WORKS THAT QUESTION RECEIVED REASONS FOR WAR AND KILLING
David and Goliath (on a wall in Passau, Germany)
AOK if It's in Self-Defense?

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