Alot of the conflict here in this forum over the jedi in the NJO is based upon differences in interpretation of who they are, and what they should do. It is my assertion that the Jedi are not just glorified super-powered independent military special forces, but an order of monks devoted to the perserverence of peace, and ethics throughout the galaxy, and at their most aggressiveness become peacekeepers not warriors. yet as the Yuzhan Vong invasion progressed it has become abundantly clear to almost everyone that the Jedi should indeed act, but what action is justified is very hotly debated here. What are the Jedi? are they Warriors gifted with incredible power to defend the helpless. Or are the Jedi more than that? Are they monks devoted to find oneness with the force while promoting peace, justice, and ethics throughout the galaxy by acting as glorified policemen rather than as soldiers?