Dr. Roger Herbert, Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics, and NE 203 Course Director, takes part in a panel discussion consequent upon the publication of the Brereton report in Australia. That report is a potentially seminal moment for the teaching and practice of military ethics. Condemnation of individuals for war crimes might come easily, but what were the circumstances that led elite soldiers to transgress so badly? Were there underlying failures of training and leadership, as well as unacceptable actions in the field? What lessons are there for the armed forces generally, not just special forces?
Panelists include Dr. Herbert, Professor David Whetham of Kings College, London, and Dr Deane Peter Baker, University of New South Wales.
Full discussion is here: