NEWS FEATURE: Modern Army Continues to Struggle With Combat Ethics

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c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The story, a cruel morality play, will haunt him forever. On a combat sweep through rural hamlets of South Vietnam, U.S. Marines accidentally wounded a 4-year-old child, torn by shrapnel from a hand grenade. James Webb, then a 23-year-old company commander: “My medic came up to me carrying […]

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