Is there such a thing as a “just war? A bunch of academics from Emory debate the question. From the article
The idea of creating conditions that make war “morally just” dates back to the Romans and Greeks, and was further developed by St. Augustine, who, while believing that Christians should be pacifists, made an exception for fighting defensively or in the defense of innocents. In an age of terrorism, counter-insurgencies, predator drones, and PSYOP units, however, do the principles of a just war—one waged defensively, by a proper authority, for a lasting peace—still apply? We asked a cross-section of University experts to share their thoughts.
Full article is here: https://www.emory.edu/EMORY_MAGAZINE/issues/2011/winter/features/just-war/index.html