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Thanks, Veterans

Posted on | November 13, 2009 | Comments Off on Thanks, Veterans

A belated thanks to the veterans out there. I am so glad that I have had the chance to get to know a few of you this semester.

I think it’s important that anyone involved in public policy, especially international policy, get to know some members of the armed forces and listen to their perspectives on policy issues. At the very least, there’s a whole lot of foreign policy implementation that is actually done by those men and women, regardless of where the responsibility might technically lie. There’s much more to be said about the topic (and, as we have learned from our ethics class, it is important to treat people as ends, and not as mere means), but I’ll leave it there for tonight.

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