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Ed Byrne's war-related reviews:

James M. Dubik, Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory (Lexington, KY: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2016), in Michigan War Studies Review 2017-044, online at

​P. T. Deutermann, The Last Man: A Novel (New York: St. Martin's, 2012), in Michigan War Studies Review 2016-081, online at

Cortright, David, Rachel Fairhurst, and Kristen Wall, eds., Drones and the Future of Armed Conflect: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications (Chicago, IL: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015), in Michigan War Studies Review 2016-071, online at

Chris Woods, Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), in Michigan War Studies Review 2015-106, online at

Lloyd C. Gardner, Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare (New York: New Press, 2013), in Michigan War Studies Review 2014-045, online at

William R. Nester, Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy on Iraq (Washington: Potomac Books, 2012), in Michigan War Studies Review 2012-048, online at

Henry Shue and David Rodin, eds., Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), Michigan War Studies Review 2011-004, online at

Tom Rockmore et al., eds, The Philosophical Challenge of September 11 (Malden and Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005), in Teaching Philosophy 29:3 (Sept. 2006), pp. 269-271.

Peter Singer, The President of Good & Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush (New York: Dutton, 2004), in Teaching Philosophy 27:4 (Dec. 2004), pp. 388-391.

John Keane, Violence and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2004), in Teaching Philosophy 28:4 (June 2005), pp. 376-379.

James P. Sterba, ed., Terrorism and International Justice (Oxford University Press, 2003), in Teaching Philosophy 27:2 (June 2004), pp. 181-184.

Others' reviews:

Rethinking the Just War Tradition, ed. M. W. Brough et al., SUNY Press, 2007 -- reviewed by Carrie-Ann Biondi in Democratiya 13 (Summer 2008) 119-127.

See also Michigan War Studies Review, online at

Should government priorities trump ethical concerns?
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