Just War? Moral Soldiers?
By Laurie L. Calhoun
This article appeared in the Winter 1999/00 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 soldiers primary duty is to follow orders, is he any less responsible for his conduct?
Laurie L. Calhoun is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Advisory Editor of Transition: An International Review.
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