In a new book, this historian and professor of international relations writes that America’s long military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq “demonstrated the folly of imagining that war could be mastered” and demolished “Washington’s pretensions to moral superiority.” More
Will General Petraeus enlist the aid of anthropologists and other social scientists to advise on religion, ethics and local cultural practices in Iraq? More
Revisit our November 2007 Web-only essay on dealing with the spiritual and moral pain of war. “My sense is that this is a fundamentally religious issue,” says clinical psychiatrist Jonathan Shay, an expert on combat trauma. “It’s possible to package it as a mental health issue, but I think we lose out.” More
Michael Walzer, an authority on just and unjust wars, says that in Afghanistan "Obama has inherited a frightening situation which he may or may not be able to turn around."
A report on an army boot camp for chaplains where they learn to carry out their ministry within the military culture.
As Congress and the Administration begin an all-out debate on whether and when to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, we want to discuss here what America's moral obligations are now to the Iraqi people. What does America owe Iraq?
Watch our conversation about the moral considerations of withdrawing from Iraq with William Galston, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Prof. Nancy Sherman of Georgetown University, and Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. More