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Is any involvement with the UK military unethical?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1094-c (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1094
  1. Nick Wilson (nwilson@actrix.gen.nz), public health physician
  1. IPPNW, PO Box 1702, Wellington, New Zealand

    EDITOR—There are good ethical arguments for UK military staff to now refuse to participate in the military involvement in Iraq, as highlighted by the case of Kendall-Smith.1 But are there major ethical problems with any association with the British military? Its possession of nuclear weapons and its failure to make substantive progress phasing these out,2 despite disarmament being legally required by Article …

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