About Killing people

An interesting and quite objective article on the subject of killing people in combat can be found here, mirrored from the Wall Street Journal. It is not a political article but a review and insight into the process in the US Army to handle the fact that soldiers are killing people and feel bad about it. A more in-depth perspective is given in Maj. Kilner’s essay, linked from the Wall Street Journal.

Why am I interested in the moral aspects of killing people, you ask yourself. First and foremost, it’s a classical and important philosophical topic which should be considered by every human person. Secondly, I have a great fascination of war fiction and the dramaturgical elements of such fiction, where killing people and the moral problem killing poses is one of the main elements.

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