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Editors: Michael Skerker, David Whetham, and Don Carrick
Reviewed by Major George J. Fust, active-duty US Army officer
Filling the gap between theoretical and practical application, this collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners revitalizes the application of virtue to the modern military environment and answers the question, “Why did the service component choose this value?” Case studies and vignettes in each chapter reinforce main arguments and drive further reflection. After reading this book, readers will not have to accept military-prescribed virtues at face value; they will have obtained an understanding and a moral map for dealing with ethical dilemmas in a clear and succinct way.
ethics, human enhancement, counterinsurgency, cyber warfare
Defense and Security Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Science and Technology Studies
George J. Fust,
Book Review: Military Virtues ( US Army War College Press, 2023),