When a U.S. soldier commits an atrocity overseas, Americans tend to respond in predictable ways. Some attempt to excuse the soldier, talking about the fog of war, the split-second decisions the forces are required to make, the inevitability of mistakes. Others speak of moral responsibility and culpability, no matter what stresses the GIs face. And many fault a system that recruits at least some young men who are unstable or unfit for combat, along with the government that sends them into unjust wars. Playwright Bill Cain is aware of all these arguments -- and they get a workout... More >>>