ethics

Army Professionalism, the Military Ethic, and Officership in the 21st Century

Author: Major John A Nagl, COL Tony Pfaff, Dr Don M Snider The authors address what they—and many others—perceived to be a decline in military professionalism in the Army officer corps. The authors first describe the ethical, technical, and political components of military professionalism and then address the causes for the decline. They conclude by …

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Technology and the 21st Century Battlefield: Recomplicating Moral Life for the Statesman and the Soldier

Author: COL Charles J Dunlap Jr The author starts from the traditional American notion that technology might offer a way to decrease the horror and suffering of warfare. He points out that historically this assumption is flawed in that past technological advances, from gunpowder weapons to bombers, have only made warfare more–not less–bloody. With a …

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The Revolution in Military Affairs: Prospects and Cautions

Author: Dr Earl H Tilford Jr The current Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is taking place against the background of a larger historical watershed involving the end of the Cold War and the advent of what Alvin and Heidi Toffler have termed “the Information Age.” In this essay, Dr. Earl Tilford argues that RMAs are …

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