Following on from Ethics Education in the Military (eds. Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee and Don Carrick: Ashgate 2008) which surveyed and critically analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers the extent to which such theory and practice is adequate to prepare members of the military to meet the more complex ethical challenges faced when engaging in irregular warfare in the 21st century. In recent years, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the requirement that Western military personnel, drawn from the armed forces of many different countries, should behave in an ethical manner at all times. The contributors to this volume come from various disciplinary backgrounds, several are serving or former military officers and most are actively engaged in ethics education. The volume advances theoretical understanding of different approaches to ethics education and provides practical conclusions.

chapter 1|12 pages


Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare
ByPaul Robinson

part 1|41 pages

The Theoretical Background

chapter 3|13 pages

The Philosophical Warrior

ByAlexander Moseley

chapter 4|14 pages

Culture Centric Warfare

The Moral Dynamics
ByPatrick Mileham

part 2|49 pages

Operational Issues

chapter 5|18 pages

Preventing Torture in Counter-insurgency Operations

ByJessica Wolfendale

chapter 6|12 pages

The Fall of the Warrior King

Situational Ethics in Iraq
ByPaul Robinson

chapter 7|18 pages

Military Ethics of Facing Fellow Citizens

IDF Preparations for Disengagement
ByAsa Kasher

part 3|39 pages

Pedagogical Issues

chapter 8|12 pages

Teaching Military Ethics in the United States Air Force

Challenges Posed by Service Culture
ByMartin Cook

chapter 9|14 pages

Counter-insurgency Ethics at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

ByStephen Deakin

chapter 11|14 pages

Ethics Education for Operations Other Than War

The Dutch Approach
ByPeter Olsthoorn