Tag: Afghanistan

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    “American citizens must look beyond the vicissitudes of military leadership to the form of ordered peace they desire their military power to bring about.” More

    June 24, 2010 | Comments

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    Will General Petraeus enlist the aid of anthropologists and other social scientists to advise on religion, ethics and local cultural practices in Iraq? More

    June 24, 2010 | Comments

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    “Just wars require right authorities. President Obama is the right authority. One can only hope he and his administration continue to reflect on whether on not this war is just.” More

    June 24, 2010 | Comments

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    Ethicists and religious leaders are only just beginning to think about the moral questions and ethical consequences of unmanned weapons systems. More

    May 14, 2010 | Comments

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    “The most successful poverty reduction program in the world right now is letting people cross the US border…and that’s a very basic way we could help a lot of Haitians right now is just let in more legal Haitian immigrants to escape poverty.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “To be successful you need 10 years, not two years, not six months, and one of the problems of our aid program is that there is so much pressure from the Pentagon and the State Department for immediate results in 6 months or a year that we distort the aid program.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    “We need a stronger development agency, some voice in the US government, a strong voice that can speak up for poverty reduction, global development, and carry that out in an effective way. We don’t have that right now.” More

    February 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch John Carlson, associate director of Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, talk about President Obama’s Afghanistan speech and the ethical implications of a new Afghanistan strategy. More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments

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    According to John Carlson in an extended conversation with Kim Lawton, “If you’re going to use force, there are ethical implications to the so-called ‘pottery barn’ principle – You can’t just walk away from a mess that one creates.” More

    December 4, 2009 | Comments

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    In Afghanistan, observes Georgetown University professor John Langan, “we are forced to fight in cautious and disagreeable ways” and “we never get very far from the possibility of tragedy.” More

    November 23, 2009 | Comments

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