Stockdale Debates

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.

The Least Abhorrent Choice?

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

Were the A-Bombs the Last Resort?

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

Why Movies to Teach Philosophy?

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