Morals under the Gun
The Cardinal Virtues, Military Ethics, and American Society
He discusses the Flinn Case, the Lavelle Affair, a B-52 crash in Washington State, and the courageous actions of Hugh Thompson after My Lai. Morals Under the Gun connects ethics and moral theology with the armed services, demonstrating that the task of preserving virtue, both personal and professional, is a noble, if imperfectible, task.
About the Author
"Makes the case that the cardinal virtues are what delineate the ethic of a soldier from the judiciousness of civilian ethical maxims."—Seapower
"Devoted to establishing the relevance of this well-timed and well-meaning advice. . . . Topical, instructive, and thought-provoking."—USI Journal
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