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Accession Number ADA589820
Title To Take Care of Them: An Ethical Case Study of the Canal Incident.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 132p
Personal Author I. E. Furner
Abstract This thesis examines the moral permissibility of First Sergeant John Hatley's decision to kill, and influence others to kill, four unarmed detainees near Baghdad in the spring of 2007. Ethics is an important topic for all members of the profession of arms. With the seemingly constant news reports of ethical indiscretions by U.S. Army Soldiers, many of them by senior U.S. Army leaders, the need for continued Professional Military Ethics (PME) dialogue within the ranks has become exceedingly clear. This thesis will strive to do more than simply understand what took place next to that Baghdad canal; it will evaluate and analyze the killings. The thesis attempts to answer the following questions: Did First Sergeant Hatley possess an inherent right to defend himself against threats of deadly force, Was taking care of the detainees his only option for survival, Could the detainees have been considered imminent threats, and was he morally justified in acting preemptively.
Keywords Army personnel
Canal incident
Case studies
Crimes
Criminal investigations
Decision making
Ethics
Ethics training
Hatley john edmond
Iraqi war
Killing
Law of war
Military culture
Moral philosophy
Prisoners of war
Professional military ethics
Punishment
Rules of engagement
Theses
Unarmed detainees


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tact
45D - Sociopolitical
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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