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

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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