Accession Number : AD1030402


Title :   The Role of Ethics in International Arms Transfers


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB


Personal Author(s) : Arnett,Rob


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030402.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : This study explores the role of ethics in American arms transfer policy to determine whether the Just War traditions jus ad bellum framework can help policymakers through a complex decision-making process. The author analyzes three significant arms transfer cases involving combat aviation assets since 9/11, and identifies the rationale for the approval or denial of each proposed transfer. Next, the author uses the jus ad bellum criteria of competent authority, just cause, right intention, reasonable chance of success, last resort, and proportionality to analyze each case from an ethics-based perspective.


Descriptors :   ethics , national politics , national security , international relations , national governments , foreign relations , foreign policy


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE