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?

Other Independent Review articles by Laurie L. Calhoun
    Fall 2011   The Silencing of Soldiers
    Winter 2011   Political Philosophers on War: Arguments inside the “Just War” Box
    Winter 2006   Michael Walzer on Just War Theory’s “Critical Edge”: More Like a Spoon Than a Knife
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