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Ethics Under Fire
Ethics Under Fire

Ethics Under Fire

Challenges for the Australian Army

Edited by Tom Frame, Edited by Albert Palazzo


320 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $39.99 (US $39.99) (CA $53.99)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9781742235493

Rights: US, CA, SAM & CAR

University of New South Wales Press (Jan 2018)
New South


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Events at Abu Ghraib prison and the 1968 My Lai Massacre show that the behaviour of the military can descend into barbarism. How strong is the military's commitment to avoiding such atrocities? Ethics Under Fire – a timely and compelling book – asks questions and raises issues the Australian Army can't ignore. Including chapters on social media and violence, cyberweapons, ethics in special operations, and humanitarian deployments, leading military personnel, aid workers, commentators, and academics discuss the Australian Army's commitment to behaving ethically, and the challenges involved. Ethics Under Fire offers a rare insight into the key issues facing the modern army arising from technology, tactics, and terrorism.

Author Biography

Tom Frame was a naval officer for 15 years before being ordained to the Anglican ministry. He served as Bishop to the Australian Defence Force from 2001–2007 and is the author and editor of 35 books on a range of topics including the ethics of armed conflict. He is a regular media commentator on naval, religious and ethical affairs. Albert Palazzo is the Director of Research for the Australian Army. He has published widely on the history of the Australian Army. Major works include The Australian Army: A History of its Organisation, 1901–2001; Moltke to bin Laden: The Relevance of Doctrine in Contemporary Military Environment and The Future of War Debate in Australia. His recent research has focused on the effects of resource limits and climate change on the future character of war.