I am a retired Army officer who believes in the moral standing of the profession of arms, yet recognizes its shortcomings. I served in the Army from 1984-2017, mostly in the infantry and on the faculty at West Point. As a researcher of combat leadership and ethics, I interviewed hundreds of Army leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003-2011. Welcome to this online space for thinking about war, morality, and the profession of arms. Follow me @combat_ethics
Written by an active-duty Army officer, this article concisely describes the problems created when military forces lose sight of addressing the deep moral issues that are inherent in war. "Moral Injury: What leaders don't mention when they talk of war" by LTC Douglas A. Pryer. Army magazine (September 2014), 34-36. http://tinyurl.com/mvy7w5o I tip my cap to Doug and to Army Magazine for such an important contribution.