Accession Number:

ADA456701

Title:

Time to Exorcise Another Ghost From the Vietnam War: Restructuring the In-Service Conscientious Objector Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

The current in-service conscientious objector program serves enduring purposes in the U.S. military. The current program, however, is fundamentally flawed and does not effectively serve the nation or the military. The current program is burdened by overly broad standards and inefficient procedures both of which contribute to unfairness, inaccuracy, a lack of uniformity, and the potential for interfering with military readiness. This thesis proposes an alternative standard for evaluating claims of conscientious objection and different procedures for investigating such claims. These proposals will redress the flaws in the existing program while continuing to serve the underlying purposes for an in-service conscientious objector program.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE