Where Are We? Finding a Start Point on the Ethical Map
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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How are mid-career U.S. military professionals postured ethically to think about non-combatants given pervasive ethical heterogeneity The literature on professional military ethics education PMEE fails to suitably address this question. It encompasses a number of contrasting ways to teach ethics, but they each presuppose an ethical start point, which is unknown, and really, neglected. These shortcomings become evident with respect to an individual officers ethically constitutive beliefs, their militarys professional ethics, the worlds heterogeneity, and the obligations they have toward non-combatants. I conduct a two-part methodology. I first survey mid-career military professionals on their attitudes towards non-combatants. This survey will serve as the backdrop for my theorization of the nexus, implicit but inadequately developed in existing PMEE conceptions.
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