War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is no hope except in arms. –Livy
Karaka Pend is an American philosopher and independent scholar who was awarded her MA in Practical Ethics in 2008. This blog is an exercise in maintaining involvement in the contemporary discussion surrounding the United States’ military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as current US and world politics and other relevant topics. It also serves as a platform to work through thoughts, questions, and responses to issues and texts that arise in those subjects.
This blog is meant only as a critical outlet for one particular lens, and does not suggest expert knowledge in the field of Central Asian/Middle Eastern studies, military analysis, or counterinsurgency theory. The author retains the right to revise her views, and welcomes additional information, critical commentary, and civil exchanges. Flaming will get you banned.
And for bonus nerd points, the above quote in the Latin: Iustum enim est bellum quibus necessarium, et pia arma ubi nulla in armis spes est.