Giving armed servicemen and women the task of ‘civilizing’ those parts of the world which have deteriorated into anarchy and bloodshed, ethic cleansing, or genocide is to give them a moral rule far beyond what the laws of war can currently refine. The problems of military ethics—a moral philosophy for the armed forces—are addressed in this book by Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP, Dr Michael Ignatieff, Professor Adam Roberts (Oxford University), Brigadier Loup Francart (Retired, French Army), Major General Paul McCarthy (Retired, US Air Force), General Sir Rupert Smith (DSACEUR) and Patrick Mileham (Retired, British Army). The conclusions reached make this a significant contribution to the debate on military ethics in the present age.
Paul B. Stares
October 4, 1990
Patrick Mileham is a governor of the University of Paisley, Scotland. Lee Willett is Leverhulme research fellow at the University of Hull, England.