Military morality: the problem of scruples.

An important article. Worth the time to read.

SeanMunger.com

One of the blogs I read, day in and day out, is Padre Steve’s. Steve is a military chaplain with 30+ years experience who has served in Iraq and knows the real face of war inside and out. He is also a historian who has studied and written extensively on Germany in the Weimar and Nazi periods, especially about its military establishment. Very often–in fact, in almost every article–Padre Steve sounds a clear historical warning that the United States is going down exactly the same road of totalitarianism that Germany experienced in the 1920s and 1930s. Steve appears to be a voice in the wilderness, sounding a siren that few are listening to, day after day, week after week.
Well, I am listening. This post about military morality and its service to authoritarian regimes is not much different than what Steve constantly writes about–but I wouldn’t be reblogging it…

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