The Ethics and Efficacy of the Global War on Terrorism: Fighting Terror with Terror

The Ethics and Efficacy of the Global War on Terrorism: Fighting Terror with Terror


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Presenting the reader with provocative articles that critically examine the morality of the war on terrorism as it has evolved over the past eight years, this book consists of articles that effectively address specific aspects of the war on terrorism that are missing or underrepresented in ethical discourse since 9/11

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230110984
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Series: Twenty-first Century Perspectives on War, Peace, and Human Conflict
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CHARLES WEBEL Fulbright Senior Specialist and Professor at the University of New York, USA.

JOHN ARNALDI Education Coordinator in the Division of Research Integrity and Compliance and Instructor in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (USF), USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethics and the Real World; C.Webel & J.Arnaldi PART I: UNDERSTANDING ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM Overview; J.Arnaldi & C.Webel War on Terror; N.Chomsky Terror: The Neglected but Inescapable Core of Terrorism; C.Webel Who Becomes a Terrorist Today?; S.Atran Squaring the Error; M.German PART II: APPLYING ETHICS TO THE WAR ON TERRORISM Overview; J.Arnaldi & C.Webel Thinking About War and Justice; J.Bethke Elshtain Moral Personhood and Human Security; L.Calhoun Just Policing, Not War; G.Schlabach Moral Responsibilities to Reduce Terror; J.Johansen PART III: WINNING THE PUBLIC RELATIONS WAR: JOURNALISM AS A WEAPON Overview; J.Arnaldi & C.Webel Ethics of Journalism in the War on Terrorism; J.Arnaldi Faces of Death; D.Kennedy Home from Iraq; M.Bingham PART IV: EXAMINING THE DARK SIDE OF THE WAR ON TERROR Overview; J.Arnaldi & C.Webel Leadership and Ethics for Counterinsurgency: U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Field Manual Degrading Behaviour: The Middle East and the Barbarism of the War from the Air; T.Engelhardt Why are We in Afghanistan?; T.Gallagher War on Terror in Pakistan; C.Toffolo Where Were the Doctors? Torture and the Betrayal of Medicine; L.Dossey The Agent who Might have Saved Hamid Hayat; M.Arax Conclusion: The War of the World? Is There a Viable Nonviolent Alternative to the Global War on Terrorism?; J.Arnaldi & C.Webel Appendix I: Geneva Conventions (Excerpts) Appendix II: Recommended Films

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