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On Killing - Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 4, The Limits of Human Endurance and the Lessons of Vietnam Summary & Analysis

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Grossman argues that moral direction and philosophical guidance are needed for soldiers prior to, during and after their experience in the military. He points up the Weinberger doctrine, which makes the equivalent types of arguments for deploying US military troops to combat situations and wartime conditions by setting forth strict parameters for when it is okay to do so and implying rightly that the rest of the time it is not alright to just send out military personnel to something that is not of great importance or that does not have sufficient domestic support to protect the wellbeing of the returning troops.

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