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(Besides what’s listed here, consult the Journal of Military Ethics).
Bahnsen, John C., and Robert W. Cone. “Defining the American Warrior Leader.” Parameters, December 1990, 24-28.
Boyd, William P. “Men of Character, Principles of Honor?” Army, September 1985, 22-29.
Brennan, Joseph G. “Ambition and Careerism.” Naval War College Review 44 (Winter 1991): 76-82.
“Ethics Instruction in the Military: Teach Them Plato or Hammer It into
Their Heads.” Naval
Buckingham, Clay T. “Ethics and the Senior Officer; Institutional Tensions.” Parameters, Autumn 1985.-23-. 32.
Bunting, Josiah. “The Conscience of a Soldier,' December 1973, 6-11. Worldview,
De George. Richard T. “The Need for a Military Code of Ethics.” Army, December 1984, 22-30.
Diehl, William F. “Ethics and Leadership: The Pursuit Continues.” Military Review, April 1985, 35-43.
Dunlap, Charles J. Jr., “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012.” Parameters, Winter 1992-1993, 2-20.
Dyck, Arthur J. “Ethical Bases of the Military Profession.” Parameters, March 1980, 39-46.
Ficarrotta, J. Carl. “Are Military Professionals Bound by a Higher Moral Standard?.” Armed Forces and Society Volume 24, Number 1 (Fall 1997); revised as “A Higher Moral Standard for the Military” in G. Lucas, editor, Ethics for Military Leaders, Fourth Edition, Pearson Publishing, 2001.
Grace. John J. “The Need to be More Professional--Whatever That Means.” Naval War College Review 27 (May/June 1975), 9-23.
Hartle, Anthony E. “Do Good People Make Better Warriors?” Army, August 1992, 20-23.
“The Ethical Odyssey of Oliver North.” Parameters 23 (Summer 1993): 28-33.
Helprin, Mark. “At Rest Between the Wars,” Assembly, March 1993, 18-22.
Hertling, Mark P. “Whence Values Come.” Military Review,December 1987, 16-23
Johnson, Kermit D. “Ethical Issues of Military Leadership. Parameters, 4. No. 2 (1974), 35-39.
Kirk. Russell. “The Necessity of Dogmas in Schooling.” Modern Age 22 (Winter 1978): 2-7.
Lewis, Philip, Karl Kuhnert, and Robert Maginnis. “Defining Character in Military Leaders.” In The Challenge of Military Leadership, edited by Lloyd J. Matthews and Dale E. Brown, 121-129. (Washington, D.C.: Pergamon-Brassey's, 1989).
Locke, Charles E. Jr. “Leadership Ethics: A Time for Reckoning.” Marine Corps Gazette, November 1990, 6162.
MacArthur, Douglas. 'Duty, Honor and Country.”
Vital Speeches of the Day 28 (
Maginnis, Robert L. “A Chasm of Values.” Military Review. February 1993, 2-11.
Haloney, Samuel D. “Ethics Theory for the Military Professional.” Air University Review, Harch-April 1981, 63-71.
Marsh, John 0. “Values and the American Soldier.” Military Review, November 1986, 4-9.
Martz, Douglas A. “Professional Military Ethics.” Marine Corps Gazette. August 1990, 57-58.
Matthews, Lloyd J. “Is Ambition Unprofessional?” Army, July 1988, 28-37
“Resignation in Protest.” Army. January 1990, 12-21.
Meyer, Udward C. “Leadership: A Return to Basics.” Military Review, July 1980, 4-9.
“Professional Ethics Is Key to Well-Led, Trained Army.” Army, October 1980. 11-14.
“Morality.” U.S. News & World Report,
Moskos, Charles. “Army Women.” The Atlantic. August 1990, 7078.
Riley, Don T. “Serve Your Soldiers to Win.” Military Review, November 1986, 10-19.
Smith, Everard H. “
Smith, Perry M. “Leadership at the Top--Insights for Aspiring Leaders.” Marine Corps Gazette, November 1990 33-39.
Sommers, Christina Hoff. “Teaching the Virtues.” The Public Interest. No. 111 (Spring 1993), 3-13.
Sonnenberg. Scott B. “A Philosophical Conflict: A Fighter Pilot's
Views on the Ethics of Warfare.”
Sorley, Lewis. “Beyond Duty, Honor, Country.” Military Review. April 1987, 2-13.
“Competence as an Ethical Imperative.” Army, August 1982, 42-48.
“Doing What's Right: Shaping the Army's Professional. Environment.” Parameters, March 1989, 11-15,
Stockdale, James B. “Moral Leadership.”
“The World of Epictetus.” The
Swartz, James E. “Morality: A Leadership Imperative.” Military Review, September 1992, 77-83.
“A Professional Ethic for the Military?” Army, May.1978, 18-21.
Taylor, Porcher L. III. “Professional versus Personal Values.” Military Review, November 1986. 32-36.
Toner, James H. 'Teaching Military Ethics.” Military Review, May 1993, 33-40.
Truscott, Lucian K. III. “Honor Travels in a Strait So Narrow.' Army, August 1970, 57.
John-W. Jr. “A Concept of Service.” Naval
Wenker, Kenneth H. “Morality and Military Obedience.” Air University-Review, July-August 1981, 76-83.
“Professional Military Ethics: An Attempt at Definition.” USAFA - Journal of Professional Military Ethics 1 (April 1980): 23-28.
“What Price Honor?” Time, 7 June 1976, 18-30.
Wolfe, Tom. “The Meaning of Freedom.” Parameters. March 1988, 2-14.
Atkinson, Rick. The Long Gray Line.
Axinn, Sidney. A Moral
Brennan, Joseph G. Foundations of Moral Obligation: The Stockdale Course.
Bunting, Josiah. The Lionheads.
Callahan, Daniel, and Sissela
Bok. Ethics Teaching in Higher Education.
Carhart, Tom. The Offerinq.
Christopher, Paul. The Ethics of War And Peace.
Cohen, Eliot A., and John Gooch. Military
Cook, Martin L. The Moral Warrior:
Ethics and Service in the
Donovan, David (pseudonym]. Once a Warrior Kinq.
Fehrenbach. T. R. This Kind of War.
Ficarrotta, J. Carl. Kantian Thinking About Military Ethics. Farnham: Ashgate Press, 2010.
Ford, Daniel. Incident at
Fotion, Nicholas and Coppieters,
Bruno, editors. Moral Constraints on War.
Fotion, Nicholas. Military Ethics: Looking Toward the Future.
Fotion, Nicholas and Elfstrom, G. Military Ethics:
Guidelines for Peace and War.
Frankl, Viktor E. Man's Search for Meaning. 3d ed.
Hackett, Sir John W. I Was a Stranger.
Hackett, Sir John W. The Profession of Arms.
Hadley, Arthur. The Straw Giant.
Hartle, Anthony. Moral Issues in
Military Decision Making.
Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers.
Herbert, Anthony B., and James T. Wooten. Soldier.
Huie, William B. The Execution
of Private Slovik.
Huntington, Samuel P. The Soldier and the State.
Janowitz, Morris. The
Jones, Bruce E. War Without Windows.
Kilpatrick, William K. Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong.
Kirk, Russell. Decadence and Renewal in the Higher Learninq.
Larrabee, Eric. Commander in
Lewis, C. S. The Abolition of Man.
Lippmann, Walter. Essays in The Public Philosophy.
Matthews, Lloyd J., and Dale E. Brown, eds. The Challenge of Military Leadership.
McMahan, Jeff. Killing in War. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009.
Moore, Harold G., and Joseph L. Galloway. We Were
Soldiers Once--and Young.
Moral Obligation and the Military: Collected Essays.
Myrer, Anton. Once an Eagle.
The Ethics of War and Peace: Religious and Secular Perspectives.
Orend, Brian. The Morality of War. Broadview Press, 2006.
Reichberg, Gregory; Henrik Syse & Endre Begby, eds. The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Rhodes, Bill. An Introduction to Military Ethics: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues). Praeger, 2009.
Roche, George. A World Without Heroes. Hillsdale. MI:
Rowe, James N. Five Years to Freedom.
Robert T. The Rehabilitation of Virtue: Foundations of Moral Education.
Seabury, Paul, and Angelo Codevilla. War: Ends & Means. NewYork Basic Books, 1989.
Silber, John. Straight Shooting.
Singlaub, John K., and Malcolm McConnell. Hazardous
Stein, Jeff. A Murder in Wartime.
Stromberg, Peter L., Malham M. Wakin.
and Daniel Callahan. The Teaching of
Ethics in the Military.
Taylor, Robert L., and William E. Rosenbach, eds.
Military Leadership, 2d ed.
The Teaching of Ethics in Higher Education.
Toner, James H. The American Military Ethic: A Meditation.
Toner, James H.. The Sword and the Cross:
Reflections on Command and Conscience.
Toner, James H. True Faith and Allegiance: The Burden of Military Ethics.
Wakin, Malham M., ed. War, Morality, and the Military Profession.
Wakin, Malham M.
Integrity First: Reflections of a Military Philosopher.
Walzer, Michael. Just and Unjust
Wars. 2d ed.
Wilson, George C. Mud Soldiers.
Wilson, James Q. The Moral Sense.
Wilson, James Q. On Character.
Zupan, Daniel. War, Morality and Autonomy: An Investigation in Just War Theory. Ashgate Press, 2004.