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Air War College - Leadership, Ethics, & Command Central
Gateway to Internet Resources on Values and Ethics

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Website by the Illinois Institute of Technology, provides links to other ethics centers and resources.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Website by the Illinois Institute of Technology, provides links to Government and Military resources on Codes of Ethics.

Center for Study of Professional and Military Ethics
Site sponsored by the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.   Contains publications and articles on Professional and Military Ethics.

Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics
"The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE) is an organization of military professionals, academics and others formed to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military. The Conference meets each year in late January in Washington, D.C., to present and discuss academic papers."

National Institute of Military Justice
Includes general publications, current cases, research tools and news articles.


Barone, Michael.   Hard America, Soft America:  Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation's Future.  New York, Crown Forum, 2004.  188p. More information 

Callahan, David.   The Cheating Culture:  Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead.   Orlando, FL, Harcourt, 2004.  353p. More information

Christopher, Paul.   The Ethics of War and Peace:  An Introduction to Legal and Moral Issues.   Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.  278p. More information

Ciulla, Joanne B.   Ethics, the Heart of Leadership.  Westport, CT, Praeger, 2004.    205p. More information

Cook, Martin L.   The Moral Warrior:  Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military.  Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 2004.  174p. More information

Cornell, Drucilla.   Defending Ideals:  War, Democracy, and Political Struggles.  New York, Routledge, 2004.  157p. More information 

Ficarrotta, J. Carl.   The Leader's Imperative:  Ethics, Integrity, and Responsibility.    West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, 2001.  313p. More information

Fuller, Timothy.   Leading and Leadership.  Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.  250p.  More information 

Gibney, Mark.  Five Uneasy Pieces:  American Ethics in a Globalized  World.   Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.  203p. More information 

Hartle, Anthony E.   Moral Issues in Military Decision Making.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2004.  271p. More information          

Hunter, James C.   The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle:  How to Become a Servant Leader.  New York, Crown Business, 2004.  224p. More information    

Ignatieff, Michael.   The Lesser Evil:  Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.  Princeton, NJ  Princeton University Press, 2004.  212p. More information                   

Johnson, Craig E.   Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership:  Casting Light or Shadow.   Thousand Oaks, CA Sage, 2001.  260p. More information       

Keating, Thomas F.   and Andy W. Knight.  Building Sustainable PeaceNew York, NY, United Nations University Press, 2004.  439p.  More information

Kessler, Ronald.   A Matter of Character:  Inside the White House of George W. Bush.    New York, Sentinel, 2004.  306p. More information         

Lang, Anthony F., Albert C. Pierce and Joel H. Rosenthal.  Ethics and the Future of Conflict:   Lessons from the 1990s.  Upper Saddle River, NJ, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004.  192p. More information                  

Mileham, Patrick.   Military Ethics for the Expeditionary Era.  London, Royal Institute of International Affairs; Washington, DC, Distributed by the Brookings Institution, 2001.  106p. More information          

Singer, Peter.   The President of Good & Evil:  The Ethics of George W. Bush.    New York, Dutton, 2004.  280p. More information                             

Wakin, Malham M.   Integrity First:  Reflections of a Military Philosopher.  Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2000.  183p. More information                               

Walzer, Michael.   Arguing about War.  New Haven, Yale University Press, 2004.    208p. More information                    

Wellman, David J.   Sustainable Diplomacy:  Ecology, Religion, and Ethics in Muslim-Christian Relations.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  250p. More information


Cook, Martin L.   The Proper Role of Professional Military Advice in Contemporary Uses of Force.    Parameters  32:21-33 Winter 2002-2003.

Da Rocha, Alexandre S.  The Ethical Problem in Pluralistic Societies and Dr. Toner's "Mistakes".  Aerospace Power Journal  15:81-94 Spring 2001.

Foster, Gregory D.   Civil-Military Gap:  What are the Ethics?  U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings  126:82-84 April 2000.

Franke, Volker C. and Lindy Heinecken.   Adjusting to Peace:  Military Values in a Cross-National Comparison.  Armed Forces & Society  27:567-595 Summer 2001.

Gentry, John A.   Military Leadership and the Emperor's new Clothes.  National Security Studies Quarterly  6:59-71 Spring 2000. 

Howell, Abigail S.   Operational Ethics in Coalition Warfare:  Whose Ethics Will Prevail?   a Philosophical / Theological Conundrum.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2002. 

Ignatieff, Michael.   Ethics and the New War:  Delivered by Dr. Ignatieff at Royal Military College, 25 Oct 2001.  Canadian Military Journal  2:5-10 Winter 2001-2002.

Johnson, Ronald D.   Leadership.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.   22p.

Kay, Ronald E.   Strategic Leadership:  It Doesn't Take a Bully.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 1998.  29p.

Keithley, Blair A.   Dimensions of Professional Ethics for the Modern United States Military.    Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2002.  83p.

Kersh, Kevin G.   Fired Up by Commitment, Example, and Values:  How High-Performance Organizations Develop Leadership.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School; Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, 2002.  64p.

Kilner, Peter.   Military Leaders' Obligation to Justify Killing in War.  Military Review  82:24-31 March-April 2002.

Neill, Donald A.   Ethics and the Military Corporation  Canadian Military Journal   1:27-40 Spring 2000.

Pfaff, Charles A.   Officership:  Character, Leadership, and Ethical Decisionmaking.    Military Review  83:66-71 March-April 2003.

Sando, Donald M.   Band of Brothers:  Warrior Ethos, Unit Effectiveness and the Role of Initial Entry Training.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.    20p.

Stafford, Charles A.   Building on the Vision.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004.  26p.

Tarcza, Kenneth.   The Army Values Challenge  Military Review  81:77-83 January-February 2001.

Toner, James H.   Military Or Ethics.  Air & Space Power Journal  17:79-86 Summer 2003.

Wisyanski, David D.  Restoring Duty and Honor to the Officer Corps.  Military Review  82:33-37 July-August 2002.

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