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Use of the \"Ethical Triangle\" in Military Ethical Decision Making

Author: JACK D. KERN
Published in PAM, Vol. 11 No. 1

The United States Army’s current doctrinal ethical decision making model is unsuited for current military operations and provides little basis for ethical challenges in military operations today. This paper describes the current doctrinal ethical decision making model and proposes a pragmatic model that integrates three approaches to ethics: principles based ethics, consequences based ethics, and virtues based ethics.

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