His values and beliefs did not line up with those of the war, and he begins to wonder why he gave up his extremities for it. Joe is a victim of the glorification of war that confused him into believing that his investment in that war was personal, when, in fact, it was the act of manipulation by the masters of war. Arguably, though, Joe is not completely naive to the fact that he was manipulated, “Somebody tapped you on the shoulder and said come along son we’re going to war. So you went. But why?”(Trumbo 109-110).
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing.
A War Within War is inevitable, war is not peaceful nor accepted by many. War is the act portrayed by many men and women who believe they’re making a difference, that one less life in the world is nothing more than the act of taking it. Wars come and go claiming they’re making a difference in a positive way liberating a certain territory, whilst destroying it. War is the true equalizer between life and death, fairness and irony. The novel “My Brother Sam is Dead” symbolizes many of these traits.
He knew it Stronger armies than him like the USA or the British would be able to take him down. Tojo didn’t want to be in danger so he made Japanese Civilians his soldiers, with the influence of Adolf. Hideki Tojo thought that Hitler should be trusted as they had the same view on multiple things. For example, they both agreed that people are wrong if they do not believe the same religion, have the same color of skin, or a different sexualality. Of all the people, this Hitler wannabe is basicly following Hitler’s footstep, much like a
Instead of listening to the experience of his peer, General Lee allowed complacency to misguide his judgement and he ordered an attack of dubious success. General Edward Porter Alexander, then a colonel in charge giving General Pickett the signal to charge, also recounts his hesitancy towards the questionable orders, stating in his autobiography, “But when I looked at the full development of the enemy’s batteries and knew that his infantry was generally protected from our fire by stone walls… I could not bring myself to give the word” (Alexander 468). Many of the officers in Lee’s army were able to forsee that Pickett’s Charge would be unsuccessful. Consequently, this further places the responsibility of the call on Lee, as he, the General of the Army, was not able to predict what his subordinates were. These concerns were also voiced directly to Lee.
Their argument is that are the human rights of privacy and autonomy of soldiers are violated by mandatory testing. Soldiers also cannot question superiors ' orders the way most civilians can. Another reason people Secondly, they believe that with a possible or probable, inappropriate release of information about the test result, these individuals will suffer discrimination not just in terms of health services but also in other areas of life.
It was a waste of time in his opinion. I don't think Homer would agree with Brodsky’s assessment of war, because in the Odyssey and Iliad Homer shows us that men that fight in war are the men who are honored. And honor was everything to
The leader I chose to think about was General George Patton. I feel the quality’s that made him stand out to me was, his ability to inspire his soldiers to keep fighting, if not fight harder in the worst scenarios of war. He probably assumed that if he would show any doubt or fear that the mission would not succeed, than his men fail, so this was not an option.
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
The responsibility was laid out to them clearly, but the decision to downplay this massacre would lead to events soldiers wished never happened. By omission and commission, they suppressed reports of the incident and submitted false or misleading accounts to higher headquarters. (My Lai Massacre) By suppressing the news of the massacre, Calley and his fellow officers just dug themselves a deep hole. Surely they should have expected the cause and effect from this small decision.
Kyle now in on stage three accepted he had “a spoiled identity, one with a tarnished reputation” (Adler & Adler, 2012, p. 248), a secondary deviance, and he understood not everyone looked at him the same way as before. The label became a self-fulfill prophecy. The effect of the identity labeling resulted in society’s divisive opinions to his military service and behavior in Iraq suggesting him passing through stage six. Kyle’s deviance became a master status overpowering the society’s view and opinion of military service. Taking people’s lives to save others is still a
Thus, though the battalion command made fatal decisions, as well as Chosen Company; they had no way of knowing the size and scope of the attack. The officers made their decisions based on what they believed was the best course of action. Unfortunately, some decisions would prove detrimental in the Battle of Wanat as many brave men lost their
Just war also frames war in the wrong way and It focuses on a limited conflict. There are long term conflicts to think about before rallying up and setting for battle. “The use of military force to stop the killing in Rwanda would have been, in my view, a just war” (Walzer, Pg. xi). Walzer describes the use of military forces being avoided if possible, but used if necessary.
His discussion on the ethics of war is no different. However, his specific steps to achieve peace (love) between enemies (location 4513-24) are more important to me than the ethics of war. Not to let enmity be forced on us, recognizing the other person as human like us, and understanding the source of enmity is Moltamann’s basic prescription for moving forward in a loving fashion. Our failure to listen to the experiences of others continues to be a catalyst in formal war declarations. Our failure to acknowledge the abusive cycle of perpetrator and victim where the US, due to unethical policies in the Middle East, created a generation of victims which eventually led to a few victims advocating for terrorist actions such as 9/11.