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1 July 2019

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Ethical Foundations of the Profession of Arms (1 July 2019)

 

Lesson 1: The Moral Foundations of Military Service

Dempsey, Martin E. Americas MilitaryA Profession of Arms. White Paper. Washington, DC: Department of Defense, 2012.

Coleman, Stephen. “Ethical Theory:  An Overview.” In Military Ethics:  An Introduction with Case Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Rachels, James.  “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism.” In The Elements of Moral Philosophy, 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1986. [Note: Not available outside of course]

“The Meaning of Your Commission.” In The Armed Forces Officer. Washington, DC: National Defense University, 2007.

“The Citizen Soldier: An American Tradition of Military Service.” In The Armed Forces Officer.  Washington, DC: National Defense University, 2007.

Cook, Martin.  “Why Serve the State? Moral Foundations of Military Officership.” In The Moral Warrior:  Ethics and Service in the US Military. NY: SUNY Press, 2004.

 

Lesson 2: Professional Ethics

Wolfendale, Jessica. “Professions and Professional Ethics.” In Torture and the Military Profession. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007. 

Wolfendale, Jessica. “Professional Ethics and the Military.” In Torture and the Military Profession.  London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “The Air Force Core Values.” In Volume II: Leadership, 8 August 2015. 

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Warfighting and the Profession of Arms.” In Volume II: Leadership, 8 August 2015. 

Myers, Charles R. “The Core Values:  Framing and Resolving Ethical Issues for the Air Force.” Airpower Journal 11, no. 1 (Spring 1997):  38-52.

“Character:  Nobility of Life and Action.” In The Armed Forces Officer.  Washington, DC:  National Defense University, 2007.

“Responsibility, Accountability, and Discipline.” In The Armed Forces Officer Washington, DC:  National Defense University, 2007.

Coleman, Stephen. “Professional Ethics, Duties, and Obligations.” In Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

 

Lesson 3: The Military Professional and War

Rhodes, William H. “Just War Thinking in Historical Perspective.” In Introduction to Military Ethics: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC CLIO, 2009. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Coleman, Stephen. "Just War Theory—Modern Issues of Jus ad Bellum.” In Military Ethics:  An Introduction with Case Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Lucas, George.  “Military Ethics and International Law.” In Military Ethics:  What Everyone Needs to Know.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Lucas, George. “Military Ethics and Cyberwarfare.” In Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Coleman, Stephen. "Discrimination and Proportionality III: Jus In Bello in Humanitarian Operations.” In Military Ethics:  An Introduction with Case Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [Note: Not available outside of course]

Swain, Richard.  “Reflections on an Ethic of Officership.” Parameters 37, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 4-22.

“Leadership.” In The Armed Forces Officer.  Washington, DC:  National University Press, 2007.

“An Ancient and Honorable Calling.” In The Armed Forces Officer. Washington, DC:  National Defense University Press, 2007.

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