Tag: combat

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    “When we’re using missiles that kill but place no risk,” suggests Yale law professor Stephen Carter, “that means it’s easier to fight, which means it’s more likely we’ll fight.” More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “Does the public really understand in a deep way what the moral burdens of war are? I don’t think so,” says philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “The individual soldier often feels not that he or she is broken, but that the world itself is broken, and there is no easy fix for a broken world,” writes US Navy Commander Greg Parker. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Whether we’re actually preserving veterans’ capacity to have a flourishing life afer war, a good life for a human being after war, I don’t know. I just don’t know,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Soldiers carry all the moral weight of war, and we carry very little, and we need to share that moral burden by realizing that they are our surrogates,” according to philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman, author of “The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “To do the war on the cheap and not hold us all accountable for the decisions that are made is a travesty,” says this New York National Guard state chaplain. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s like you don’t really know your spirit until it’s been damaged. We don’t really have a consciousness of our own spirit until it’s wounded, and then it needs help,” says Michael Abbatello, who served in Afghanistan as a rifleman in a Marine Corps infantry line unit. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s our job as civilians to tend to the returning warriors by bringing them into the center of the communitiy,” says this psychotherapist and author of “War and the Soul.” More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Was it worth it? Was it just? Did the good exceed the harm? William Galston and Michael Cromartie discuss the costs and consequences of the Iraq war as the US ends its combat mssion. More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

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    We need the prophetic dimension of all our religious tradition to navigate the darkness of war and to restrain our declarations of “peace when there is no peace,” as the Hebrew prophets said.
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    September 2, 2010 | Comments

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