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WMD's make the just war theory unworkable
e.g.killing of innocent civilians/destroying the world
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Outcomes of war are difficult to calculate
Priciples are too open and ambiguous
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Philosopher Peter Vardy- 'no war is just'
e.g.WW2 -Hitler used war for his own gain
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Terrorism- not one nation against each other but one cause
Terrorism demads a different approach as terrorist take no notice of the rules
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The theory is just that - A theory
There is no guarentee that it will be appropriately applied to the circumstances
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Walter Wink
'justice is brought about by equality and fairness, something which we can never achieve, so a just war is a contradiction in terms'
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Priciples are too open and ambiguous

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Outcomes of war are difficult to calculate

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e.g.WW2 -Hitler used war for his own gain

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Terrorism demads a different approach as terrorist take no notice of the rules

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There is no guarentee that it will be appropriately applied to the circumstances

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