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Volume 4  Number 3  •  Winter 2000
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Just War? Moral Soldiers?
By Laurie L. Calhoun
This article appeared in the Winter 2000 issue of The Independent Review

If tyrants and liberators alike can rally their troops by invoking the theory of just war, can the theory be all that good? If a soldier’s primary duty is to follow orders, is he any less responsible for his conduct?