James Turner Johnson and the Iraq War Debate

Professor of Religion and Associate Member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers -- The State University of New Jersey, where he has been on the faculty since 1969. His research and teaching have focused principally on the historical development and application of moral traditions related to war, peace, and the practice of statecraft. He is author of several books on the historical development and contemporary use of the just war tradition, including Just War Tradition and the Restraint of War: An Ethical Inquiry (1981), Morality and Contemporary Warfare (1999), and, most recently, The War to Oust Saddam Hussein : The Context, The Debate, The War and the Future (2005).