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Reclaiming the Truth about Vietnam

 by Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service 20 Sep 2017 – “From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and countless villages in between, they pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and monsoon, … Continue reading

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Rebelling Against the War: Endless Tragedy of Vietnam, Part 5

Myra MacPherson, adapted from an article published in Consortium News February 16, 2015:  https://consortiumnews.com/tag/myra-macpherson/ According to Don Blackburn, “I thought I could serve my country without sacrificing my morality — a very naïve notion. But I fought harder to keep … Continue reading

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New technologies, new moral questions (Drone warfare, Part 1)

Since the first attempts to develop moral or legal standards for warfare and the consequent killing and destroying of war, technological developments invariably come along.

These technologies confound painstakingly agreed upon attempts to limit … Continue reading

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Misrepresenting or minimizing consequences (Moral disengagement, part 6)

Misrepresenting or minimizing consequences is another moral disengagement mechanism. Psychologist Albert Bandura notes that when people commit atrocities for personal gain or as a response to social pressure, one way to offset shame and guilt is to minimize or distort … Continue reading

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