Is the Just-War Tradition Out-Of-Date?

As I was browsing the BBC Religion and Ethics site the other day, I stumbled across this radio broadcast from the BBC 4 program Beyond Belief on whether or not the Just-War Tradition is out-dated.  You can listen to it at  If Just-War is out dated, what will replace it?  Will it be Pacifism or Just-Peacemaking?  Or will the Just-War Tradition merge with one of the other two views of war and evolve because of modern forms of warfare?  It was an interesting discussion, but I do no think that the Just-War Tradition is out-of-date.  It is not a perfect formula, but when used properly, it is a useful tool for a leader when he/she has to make the very difficult decision to go to war.


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