For more than fifty years, the U.S. Defense Department has sponsored drug studies and brain research that aim to minimize soldiers all-too-human reticence to kill. The preemptive prescription of drugs intended to reduce soldiers self-doubts and anxieties may serve a strategic military purpose, but increasingly it comes at the expense of soldiers long-term well-being.
|Other Independent Review articles by Laurie L. Calhoun|
|Winter 2011||Political Philosophers on War: Arguments inside the Just War Box|
|Winter 2006||Michael Walzer on Just War Theorys Critical Edge: More Like a Spoon Than a Knife|
|Winter 2004||The Problem of Dirty Hands and Corrupt Leadership|
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