Strange Bedfellows: War and Minority Rights


Saldin, Robert P. 2011. “Strange Bedfellows: War and Minority Rights.” World Affairs 173 (6): 57–66.

Author: Robert P. Saldin


An article is presented that reports on the connection between war and minority rights, describing the ties between conflict and the development of civil rights and liberties. The article discusses how minority groups contribute to war efforts, noting historical examples related to women's suffrage and African American soldiers in World War II. Information is provided on the U.S. armed forces and the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy prohibiting gays from openly serving in the military, speaking to the moral and practical aspects of the repeal by President Barack Obama. (EBSCO)

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Society, LGBTQ, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Rights Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2011

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