Accession Number : ADA598980


Title :   International Military Practice Amidst Ethical Heterogeneity


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Breton, Phillip


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a598980.pdf


Report Date : 13 Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : How does ethical heterogeneity complicate multinational operations? The U.S. military is increasingly reliant on cooperation with interagency, interorganizational, and international military forces. Multinational operations bring together actors who possess varying ethical foundations, training, and conceptions that inform their rules of engagement and ethical conduct on the battlefield. I explore the effects of these contrasting ethical narratives between international and American officers, drawing upon the survey results and findings of the Military Health Advisory Team IV. I propose a theory to interpret the ethically constituted stories of heterogeneous groups. This theory serves to improve individual understanding of one's deep ethical beliefs with the result that a soldier is better able to link her own deeply-held beliefs to the officially-held professional and international codes; and more space for a dialogue amongst joint, multinational, and interagency partners appears in which to improve ethical practices.


Descriptors :   *ETHICS , *HETEROGENEITY , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY TRAINING , CANADA , COOPERATION , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , ISRAEL , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , SURVEYS , UNITED KINGDOM


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE