over at Counterpunch: Roy Eidelson, Marc Pilisuk, and Stephen Soldz: The Dark Side of "Comprehensive Soldier Fitness"
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A standing army is opposed to the ideals of a republic? And I am still having difficulty understanding how the contemporary understanding of obedience and authority (no questioning of civilian leadership allowed) is compatible with the republican idea of a citizen-soldier. So it is up to everyone who is not in the military to speak up and protect those who are in the military? How are those in the military really different from mercenaries who have no citizenship, then?