Accession Number : ADA100986


Title :   Ethics and the Military Profession. Sports and the Military


Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY


Personal Author(s) : Narel, James L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a100986.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The similarities between athletic competition and combat have been frequently cited by both military and sports figures. The labels used in one activity have become metaphors in the language of the other. But while the parallels are frequently obvious and undeniable, arguments are sometimes made that pursue the analogy into areas of questionable application. While both are physical, competitive activities, an athletic contest, however grueling or punishing, is not war; and war, obviously, is never simply a game. The feature article addresses the connection between sports and war and, more specifically, the focus on winning in each activity.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *ETHICS , *RECREATION , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , LOSSES , MOTIVATION , FAILURE , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , COMBAT READINESS , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE