Centre for Military Ethics

Resources

Sources that may be of use to Veterans and those facing the challenge of PTSD in or after service

Sources that may be of use to Veterans and those facing the challenge of PTSD in or after service

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Ethics, Law & Military Operations

Ethics, Law & Military Operations

David Whetham (Ed.) Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Overcoming Moral Injuries: Joshua Mantz
Ethics and the Military Profession: The Moral Foundations of Leadership

Ethics and the Military Profession: The Moral Foundations of Leadership

George Lucas & Rick Rubel 4th Edition, Pearson, 2011

Case Studies in Ethics for Military Leaders

Case Studies in Ethics for Military Leaders

Rick Rubel & George Lucas . 4th Edition, Pearson, 2011

Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies

Military Ethics: An Introduction with Case Studies

Stephen Coleman Oxford University Press, 2012

Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs To Know

Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs To Know

George Lucas Oxford University Press, 2016

Key Concepts in Military Ethics

Key Concepts in Military Ethics

Deane-Peter Baker EDS Publications Ltd, 2015

George Lucas: Ethics, Leadership and Military Professionalism
Martin Cook: The Just War Tradition in the Contemporary World
Martin Cook: Professional Military Ethics

Martin Cook: Professional Military Ethics

US Naval War College Ethics 2014

Don Snider: Ethics and the Military Profession (introduction by Rear Adm. Carter)
Lt. Col. Linell Letendre: Constitutional Ethics

Lt. Col. Linell Letendre: Constitutional Ethics

US Naval War College Ethics 2013

Martin Cook and Karl Marlantes: The Returning Veteran

Military Ethics Playing Cards: 2nd Edition

Starting with the assumption that playing cards are a ubiquitous, everyday part of life, the idea is to use them as a vehicle for raising ethical awareness. 54 questions from across the broad area of military ethics have been carefully developed by leading researchers and ethicists based on professional military ethics education curricula, in conjunction with research and testing on military focus groups, and in consultation with specialist lawyers. The cards will be made available to military units and can be used to prompt informal discussion and debate, normalising the discussion of ethical challenges faced in military environments.

Each card has a web link to the King’s Centre for Military Ethics where each question on the card is supplemented with additional prompts for thought and discussion, explanation and information on supporting reading should you wish to explore the topic further. More material will be added on an ongoing basis. Groups of questions will be thematically linked so impromptu or pre-planned supported discussions can quickly be developed using the open-access material.

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Military Ethics Playing Cards

International Society For Military Ethics (ISME)

If you are interested in engaging with the broader military ethics community, please go to the webpages of the International Society for Military Ethics. ISME provides a forum for the analysis, development and sharing of best practice in the area of professional military ethics, across and beyond the international defence community:

The European Chapter - http://www.euroisme.eu

The North American Chapter - http://www.internationalsocietyformilitaryethics.org