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Tough Enough

Soldiers, of course, are required to be tough. Strong and tough like Rambo. No-one must be able to get the better of them physically. As if we were still fighting hand-to-hand combat, and did not rely nowadays on sophisticated weapons. … Continue reading

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Stoicism – the Endurance of Pain

The military values stoicism – the silent endurance of pain (both physical and emotional). Soldiers are asked to be stoical and resilient in the face of all hardship. They must be mentally strong. They must be controlled enough to endure … Continue reading

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Raising our Sons for War?

Are we – parents and society – unconsciously raising our sons to be useful pawns for war? In his fascinating, well documented book, “War and Gender”, Joshua S. Goldstein*, Professor of International Relations at American University, DC, puts forward the … Continue reading

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