Accession Number:

AD1111439

Title:

Competent Authority, Proper Training, and Adequate Resources: An Ethical Dilemma

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5

Abstract:

As the military takes on more unconventional missions, such as non-combatant evacuation, infrastructure rebuilding, disaster relief, environmental clean-up, humanitarian intervention, medical relief, drug wars, border patrol, prison duty, arms control verification, and other missions, we have to ask ourselves - are we, the military, the right ones to take on these missions The issue of competent authority, propertraining, and adequate resources are the root of an ethical dilemma the Army faces daily. When things go wrong, due to a lack of competent authority, proper training, and adequate resources, whom should we hold accountable

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]