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This title brings together experts on military ethics to discuss the changing nature of

the military's role in the contemporary world. New military technologies, the rise of
private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in
counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas
about the ethics of war, the relevance of current international law governing armed
conflict, and Just War theory. In particular, the chapters in this volume explore the
ethical issues posed by recent developments such as the war on terrorism, the use of
military robotics, the idea of 'new wars', the ethics of humanitarian intervention, and
the role of private military companies. Aimed at both military and academic
audiences, this volume will be of interest to those involved in philosophy, sociology,
international relations, politics, and security studies.
This title brings together experts on military ethics to discuss the changing nature of
the military's role in the contemporary world. New military technologies, the rise of
private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in
counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas
about the ethics of war, the relevance of current international law governing armed
conflict, and Just War theory. In particular, the chapters in this volume explore the
ethical issues posed by recent developments such as the war on terrorism, the use of
military robotics, the idea of 'new wars', the ethics of humanitarian intervention, and
the role of private military companies. Aimed at both military and academic
audiences, this volume will be of interest to those involved in philosophy, sociology,
international relations, politics, and security studies.