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To Give Life: A Nonkilling Military
Precedents and Possibilities



To Give Life discusses various concepts of unarmed military forces; indicates a wide range of services and situations for which they might be suitable; classifies their military missions and political parentage; cites an assortment of ideas and precedents; argues that while the notion is highly conjectural, it is not unthinkable; and asserts that the essential military ethos is courage, not killing. Among many possibilities are:
• Operating a Great White Fleet of hospital ships;
• Being a UN buffer force where hostilities have erupted;
• Aiding civilian nonviolent resistance to aggression;
• Reforesting the Sahara Desert.

A 70 p. monograph, incl. 8 illustrations
and 32 p. annotated reference list (many items linked online).