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Moral Issues in Military Decision Making: Second Edition, Revised / Edition 2
     

Moral Issues in Military Decision Making: Second Edition, Revised / Edition 2

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by Anthony E. Hartle
 

ISBN-10: 070061320X

ISBN-13: 9780700613205

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"A clear, concise, and cogent study of the professional military ethic in a time of great international turmoil. Hartle writes perceptively about the kinds of contemporary crises in which officers must provide both military and moral leadership. A valuable and illuminating study that deserves a wide audience. Warmly recommended!"—James H. Toner, author of True

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"A clear, concise, and cogent study of the professional military ethic in a time of great international turmoil. Hartle writes perceptively about the kinds of contemporary crises in which officers must provide both military and moral leadership. A valuable and illuminating study that deserves a wide audience. Warmly recommended!"—James H. Toner, author of True Faith and Allegiance: The Burden of Military Ethics

"In an age much concerned with entitlements, it is refreshing to have Hartle's powerful meditation on obligations and responsibilities, selflessness and service to others, and the core values of the American military profession."—Lewis Sorley, author of Honorable Warrior: General Harold K. Johnson and the Ethics of Command

"A splendid discussion of the basic justification for the role of the military in American society."—David Johnson, professor of philosophy at the U.S. Naval Academy and civilian member of the Executive Board of the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics

Author Biography: Colonel Anthony E. Hartle is chair of the English Department at West Point and a long-time member of the Executive Board of the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics. He has served tours of duty in Okinawa, Korea, and Southeast Asia. As a member of an airborne unit in Vietnam he was wounded and decorated for valor. He also commanded an infantry battalion in the 101st Airborne Division. Hartle served as a staff member of the 1986 Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident. He is the coeditor (with John Kekes) of Dimensions of Ethical Thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700613205
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,220,847
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction: The Hardest Place
2. The Military as a Profession
3. The Nature of Professional Ethics
4. The American Professional Military Ethic
5. Human Rights and the Just War Tradition
6. The Moral Character of the Laws of War
7. The Values of American Society
8. Justifying Military Decisions
9. Making Choices: Case Studies
10. Epilogue
Appendix: Universal Declarations of Human Rights
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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