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Why I refused to return to fight in Afghanistan’s brutal occupation | Joe Glenton, guardian.co.uk

The Taliban clearly has broad support from Afghan people. Conscientious objection is a right and obligation in a failed war

… Conscientious objection is a legal and contractual right. In fact, it is more than that – it is a legal and moral obligation. This is why we must not accept the debate about serving in Afghanistan to be to narrowed down to an exchange about a soldier’s heroism or cowardice. Instead, I would encourage servicemen to explore their right to refuse, be aware of it and to act upon their conscience. You will find you are not obliged to go; contracts, remember, bind multiple parties, not just one.

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