December 15, 2023

The Army is No Place for a Warrior

"A professional army is no place for a warrior. And yet many within Western militaries are using the term and the imagery of the warrior as both descriptors and ideals. Despite the rise of usage by militaries of the term warrior, it is not without its problems. The warrior has a long history that is marked by disobedience, misconduct, and misogyny. For these reasons, it should be avoided when we're talking about contemporary, professional militaries."

CGA Clinical Professor Chrisopher Ankersen's recent article published in the Ethics and Armed Forces journal explores this topic through four central questions:

  • Where does the idea of the warrior come from? 
  • What does it mean? 
  • Why does it matter? 
  • And then finally, what is to be done?

Read the full article here.


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