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11 Aug, 2012

Countercurrents: Soldiers Who Refuse To Kill

The beginnings of resistance among the troops arose out of their growing awareness that their commanders were using them in a competition for the most fire fights, the most kills, and the most prisoners. The needs of this competition outweighed justice or even strategy. Returning to base with innocent prisoners was far preferable to returning empty-handed. There was no grander goal driving any operations, as far as the soldiers could see.

Read more: Soldiers Who Refuse To Kill — By David Swanson.