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Title The moral dimension of asymmetrical warfare : counter-terrorism, democratic values and military ethics / by Th. A. van Baarda and D.E.M. Verweij (eds.) ; with a foreword by Richard Dannett.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff, 2009.

Subject Asymmetric warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Counterinsurgency -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Military ethics -- Congresses.
Democracy -- Congresses.
Alt Name Baarda, Ted van.
Verweij, Desiree.
Nederlandse Defensie Academie.
Netherlands Institute for Military Ethics.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 529 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The moral dimension of asymmetrical warfare : an introduction / Ted van Baarda -- Questioning the resort to U.S. hegemonic military force / Harry van der Linden -- Asymmetric air war : ethical implications / Martin L. Cook and Mark Conversino -- Reframing asymmetrical warfare : beyond the just war idea / Thomas Frank -- Armed intervention and democratic dreams : small western liberal democracies and multinational intervention / Allard Wagemaker -- Asymmetric warfare and morality : from moral asymmetry to amoral symmetry? / Carl Ceulemans -- Military operations by armed UN peacekeeping missions : an application of generalized just war principles / John W. Lango -- The moral dimension of asymmetrical warfare : accountability, culpability and military effectiveness / Daren Bowyer -- British leaders and irregular warfare / David Benest -- The lesson avoided : the official legacy of the My Lai massacre / Lawrence P. Rockwood -- Culpability : senior leaders have dirty hands / Donald A. MacCuish -- Between violence and restraint : human rights, humanitarian considerations, and the Israeli military in the al-Aqsa intifada / Eyal Ben-Ari -- The phenomenon of Breaking the Silence in Israel : "witnessing" as consciousness raising strategy of Israeli ex-combatants / Erella Grassiani.
Ethics in the core of officer education : some philosophical aspects for curriculum transformation / Jarmo Toiskallio -- Why people make the wrong choices : the psychology of ethical failure / J. Peter Bradley -- (Dis)respecting the law of armed conflict in asymmetrical warfare? : a consequentialist approach to a consequentialist question / Daniel S. Blocq -- Moral dynamics in culture centric warfare / Patrick Mileham -- Dilemmas in the employment of combat stress-related clinical research : the imperative of prevention / Eric Vermetten -- Politics, media and war coverage : an indexed relation? / Javier G. Marin and Oscar G. Luengo -- Asymmetrical warfare and modern digital media : an old concept changed by new technology? / Uros Svete -- Security versus liberty? : ethical lessons from post-9/11 American counter-terrorist security politics / Wim Smit -- Saying no to torture : a moral absolute, self-righteous or just naive? / Maureen Ramsay -- Dirty war, or : how democracies can lose in the fight against terrorism / Asta Maskaliunaite -- Human dignity in the era of counter-terrorism / Ted van Baarda and Desiree Verweij.
Summary Links the medieval traditions of jus in bello, codified by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the Christian Church nearly eight centuries ago, to examination of modern challenges and moral dilemmas relating to the ethics and laws of conflict and crises of various types in the 21st century, and in a global context among people of different faiths and beliefs.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047424604 (electronic bk.)
9047424603 (electronic bk.)
9789004171299 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004171290 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004171299.i-532
OCLC # 593336899
Additional Format Print version: Moral dimension of asymmetrical warfare. Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff, 2009 9789004171299 (DLC) 2009029040 (OCoLC)427439490

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