1. While noting objections to certain strategies of the Gulf War, in what way does Walzer believe it

1. While noting objections to certain strategies of the Gulf
War, in what way does Walzer believe it included a compromise? Why did this
compromise come about?

2. Military Service. Although military service is no longer
compulsory in the United States, American males age eighteen to twenty-five
have to register with the Selective Service. If you do not register, you may be
denied benefits and employment opportunities. James recently turned eighteen.
He is opposed to war and is considering not signing up. He is explaining this
to his parents. James says, “Look, I don’t want to support a
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1. While noting objections to certain strategies of the Gulf
War, in what way does Walzer believe it included a compromise? Why did this
compromise come about?

2. Military Service. Although military service is no longer
compulsory in the United States, American males age eighteen to twenty-five
have to register with the Selective Service. If you do not register, you may be
denied benefits and employment opportunities. James recently turned eighteen.
He is opposed to war and is considering not signing up. He is explaining this
to his parents. James says, “Look, I don’t want to support a system that fights
unjust wars and I won’t fight in one. So I’m not going to sign up.” James’s
father is a military veteran. He responds, “We’ve all got a duty to serve our
country, whether just or unjust. And anyway, you’re wrong to claim we fight
unjust wars. Our military fights justly. Do your duty and register.” James’s
brother has a different opinion. He says, “Your moral principles don’t apply in
war. There are no just or unjust wars. There are only winners and losers. It’s
better to be on the winning side. You should register because you want the
benefits and don’t want to get busted.”

Whom do you agree with here: James, his father, or his
brother? Should a person register to fight if he doesn’t believe in the justice
of the wars that are being fought? How should moral principles apply in this
case?

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