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Posco October 20th, 2013 5:57pm

After seeing what blind obedience can to to members of the military, Germany implemented the principle of command and obedience. This allowed them to disobey orders that violate human dignity, international law, among others. Should the US have this?

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/20/13 11:33 am

Killing in the name of Zeus. Immoral. Killing in the name of communism. Immoral. Killing in the name of Allah. Immoral. Killing in the name of Peace?

MisterE Conservistan
10/20/13 10:59 am

The US does have this. Personnel are not obligated to follow unlawful orders.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/20/13 11:39 am

Do you think it's important that they be able to do this?

MisterE Conservistan
10/20/13 12:09 pm

Of course, If we didn't have this, officers could do anything they wanted with those under their command.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/20/13 12:15 pm

It's there, but it also takes a ton of guts to disobey for this reason. When I was in, I had to to do disobey a couple of orders for this reason. Not easy, and while I was supported by sr leadership, it could have gone the other way as well.