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Old 05-20-2019, 03:38 PM
naita is offline
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Norway
Posts: 6,642
Norway mainly has a defense force. Service used to be compulsory, but now it's downsized to the point that only those particularly fit for and motivated for service get to join.

Joining one of the units that can and are deployed in active operation abroad is an additional and voluntary option.

I don't always agree with the judgement of the people deciding what operations to engage in, but if, for instance there was a joint UN operation to liberate a country invaded by a neighbor, I would support Norwegian participation, even if there is no way I would have followed the path that led me to take part.

If that makes me cowardly, so be it. Do you, OP, think I have an obligation to oppose the military action, or just to not actively support it?

What if the only political party I could vote for who were against were, say, seriously anti-choice?