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
    Winter 2006   Michael Walzer on Just War Theory’s “Critical Edge”
    Winter 2004   The Problem of “Dirty Hands” and Corrupt Leadership
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