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The Problem With Conscientious Objectors (Clip 4 of 6)

In the fourth clip associated with the Soldiers of Conscience lesson plan, Major Pete Kilner, a veteran of the Iraq War, comments on what he believes to be the fundamental problem with conscientiously objecting to war: If a person decides to not protect himself out of principle, that is one thing, but is it acceptable to not fight when it puts someone else in danger? Students should discuss this question.