Selective Conscientious Objection
Accommodating Conscience And Security
Originally published in 1989. Demographic trends indicate that, if the size of America's military forces is to be maintained through the 1990s, a larger proportion of the declining number of eligible young men and women must be recruited and retained. Some experts have suggested that it may be necessary to return to conscription in order to achiev
Table of Contents
Conscience and Security: An Introduction -- Accommodation to Selective Conscientious Objection: How and Why -- The Right to Accommodation: Should It Be Legislatively Recognized? -- Selective Service and the Conscientious Objector -- A Pacifist's View of Conscientious Objection -- The U.S. Catholic Bishops and Selective Conscientious Objection: History and Logic of the Position -- A Bishop Looks at Selective Conscientious Objection -- The Good of Selective Conscientious Objection -- Alternative Service: The Significance of the Challenge -- In-Service Conscientious Objection -- The Moral Judgment, Action, and Credibility of Israeli Soldiers Who Refused to Serve in Lebanon (1982-1985)
Michael F. Noone, Jr., is an Associate Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America He retired as a Colonel after twenty years' service in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate. His publications include "Military Social Science Research in Law" (forthcoming, Armed Forces and Society); ''Rendering Unto Caesar: Legal Responses to Religious Nonconformity in the Armed Forces," St. Mary's Law Journal, 18 (1987).