The Common Good
July 2005

Armed with Pens

by Rose Marie Berger, Mark Betz | July 2005

War veterans,

War veterans, families with relatives in the military, peace activists, and others met in Washington, D.C., in March to publicly sign a statement of support for U.S. soldiers in Iraq who are refusing orders to fight for reasons of conscience. Signers could be charged with violating U.S. Code 18-2387, which prohibits anyone from encouraging "refusal of duty by any member of the military."

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