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Towards a thinking military philosophical practice and Botswana military training
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)
Obedience is traditionally the supreme virtue of the military and, for many people, a soldier is an unthinking automaton that has been conditioned to respond to commands and operate in strictly hierarchical environments. ...
Reasoning and the military decision making process
(Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, http://cognethic.org/, 2014)
The archetypal view of the military is that of a hierarchical organization whose members are conditioned to respond to command without question. Its election of obedience as “the supreme military virtue” portrays it as ...