Conversations, Point Papers and Debates covering ethical leadership issues relevant to military operations, national security and domestic politics.
The opinions expressed in these posts are the authors’, and do not represent those of the Stockdale Center, Navy or Department of Defense.
Recently, significant effort has gone into deciding what is the appropriate space for algorithmic decision making in domestic law. From discussions about the constitutionality of police
An Ethics Code for the Armed Forces: A Counterpoint Col Bonadonna’s central thesis is clearly stated up front: “The American military needs a code of ethics.”
The Least Abhorrent Choice? When gaging the morality of the use of atomic weapons to end the Asia Pacific War, one of the things we
Last August marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima; three days later a second bomb obliterated Nagasaki. As early as August 9, the
This past August marked the 75th anniversary of the most ethically controversial decisions in the history of warfare. On the 6th of August 1945, and then again
A ‘stock in trade’ of philosophical literature is the striking thought experiment. A staple in ethics and law courses is the written case study. The
Normally, the fact that an act is harmful is a reason not to do it. There is, in other words, a presumption against doing harm.
The infamous 2007 Nisour Square shooting in Iraq that led to the deaths of 17 civilians at the hands of American private contractors unleashed public