How Violence Begets Violence
What is our individual and collective responsibility for violence when a democracy sends its soldiers to war? And, when your young daughter asks, "Is it okay to do bad things to bad people?" how does a father who is a professional soldier truthfully respond? Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Luft has served multiple tours on the front lines of the Afghanistan conflict, and brings us this thoughtful reflection on the nature of war and violence as only a thinking warrior can. Separating signal from noise is an essential part of a military officer's professional life, whether it's part of the planning and conduct of operations or in helping to manage the effects of moral injuries and post-traumatic stress.