Catholic ethicists question US assassination of Iranian general

Gerard Powers, director of Catholic peacebuilding studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, considered the ethics and debate surrounding the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a National Catholic Reporter article.

“Rather than a muscular unilateralism, what is needed is restraint, dialogue and a commitment to use US power and influence to promote cooperative security in the region.”

Originally published at on January 13, 2020.

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