Accession Number : ADA326524

Title :   Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Nist, Theodore A.

PDF Url : ADA326524

Report Date : 24 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This research paper examines the pacifist impulses in the teachings of Jesus Christ, Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, and Bertrand Russell as paradigms for consideration by strategic leaders in deciding when, and under what conditions, military force may be justified. Each position is analyzed critically, with the conclusion that it is ethical to engage in war under some circumstances, such as defense against an external attack.

Descriptors :   *WARTIME, *PHILOSOPHY, *RELIGION, NATIONAL SECURITY, DECISION MAKING, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), ATTACK, ETHICS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), NATIONAL DEFENSE, DETERRENCE.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE