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War, morality, and the military profession
War morality and the military profession
ISBN-13: 9780891586616
ISBN-10: 089158661X
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 531
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Publisher: Westview Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This anthology appropriately brings together material on two major topics: the military as a profession, and morality and war. The articles in the first section stress the ethical dimensions of the military profession and juxtapose the positions of well-known scholars. Themes include the inextricable association of human values with the military profession, and the resolution required when crucial military values are at odds with the parent society.

The agoizing issues associated with modern warfare are contronted with hard-hitting realism in the essays on morality and war. These selections provide some acquaintance with classical "just war" theory; discussions of the laws of war and war crimes; distinctions between questions of the morality of war and those related to morality in war; and considerations of the complexities generated by modern warfare possibilities.