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Should soldiers be allowed to opt out of specific conflict on moral grounds?

Asked by: liv_millard
  • They are the ones committing the action.

    Our soldiers risk their lives for their country to be able to do that they must trust the country they serve. That being said if they feel that the choices being made are wrong they should be able to step aside from that operation. These people who give everything for their country should not be forced to blindly follow orders they deserve more respect than that. Even though i have said this there should be a limit to the amount of times a soldier can do this. It doesn't make sense for the military to have a soldier who will not follow any orders so it would make sense that after so many times the soldier should be reassigned to a position that they can do or be released from the service. We should have enough faith in our soldiers and their training to let them decide how much they are consider right and wrong. They are the ones whose life is on the line, shouldn't they be able to decide what for?

  • They are the ones committing the action.

    Our soldiers risk their lives for their country to be able to do that they must trust the country they serve. That being said if they feel that the choices being made are wrong they should be able to step aside from that operation. These people who give everything for their country should not be forced to blindly follow orders they deserve more respect than that. Even though i have said this there should be a limit to the amount of times a soldier can do this. It doesn't make sense for the military to have a soldier who will not follow any orders so it would make sense that after so many times the soldier should be reassigned to a position that they can do or be released from the service. We should have enough faith in our soldiers and their training to let them decide how much they are consider right and wrong. They are the ones whose life is on the line, shouldn't they be able to decide what for?

  • Soldiers should be loyal to their commanders

    If soldiers had the ability to decide whether or not to participate in a conflict, it would be detrimental to the security of the state. Soldiers must follow others of their superiors, and they must assume that the superiors know better than them what's good for the country. It's called loyalty, and the military wouldn't work without it.

  • It would disrupt the chain of command.

    Having soldiers who are capable of deciding which conflicts that they wish to or wish not to be involved in removes the control from the high standing commanders who should be making decisions for our country. Without the chain of command, there is no order within the military and soldiers will change their position from serving members of the force to decision makers.


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