Accession Number : AD1042041


Title :   Groundwork for a Theory of the Combatant


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air War College, Air University Maxwell AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Vicars, Robert IV P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042041.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jan 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : Individualistic approaches to killing in war such as self-defense and liability are among the most common ways contemporary scholars understand killing in war. However, such arguments can be very complex, which makes them of little practical value in actual moral deliberation. Additionally, the reductive nature of these arguments limits their application to actual wartime scenarios.


Descriptors :   ethics , violence , warfare , military personnel , killing , morals(social psychology)


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE