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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 10:19 AM
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104. I do not think as a "policy" the military would fire on civilians unless the small unit in question
was in serious fear (I am using the civil disturbance scenario). As you know there are well defined criteria when an order can be and should be refused. Firing on civilians except out of self defense is one of them.

My perspective is that the military in the US identifies much more with the civilians than the police do. Many are in for only one hitch, cops are mostly lifers. The military is also much more diverse in background.
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