THE FAILED APPLICATION OF JUST WAR DOCTRINE TO CYBERWARFARE

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/gs_rp/834
Author(s):
Runyon, Dalton E
Tags:
Just War Theory; cyberwarfare; premptive strike; preventive strike; jus ad bellum; jus in bello
article description
Just War Theory has not followed with the most recent evolution of warfare. The last iteration of Just War Theory was created by Michael Walzer following the evolution of the tools of war in World War II. The current status of jus ad bellum and jus in bello are only applicable to conventional warfare, as this paper will show. Many current problems exist when attempting to analyze cyber attacks including the necessity of a proper definition, the determination of use of force, and how cyber attacks can be addressed in the future. These problems must be addressed so states can properly decide on how to make policies in relation to cyber attacks.