Moral Ethics In The Military
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Aired 1/25/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Dr. Martin Cook, Stockdale Chair of Professional Military Ethics, US Naval War College and author of "The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military"
The subject of military ethics is very much in the news this week as we grapple with the conclusion of the longest running criminal trial stemming from the Iraq war. The Haditha trial right here in San Diego at Camp Pendleton resulted in nothing more than a demotion. The nation is also trying to come to terms with a video of Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. We are fortunate that a prominent military ethicist Dr. Martin Cook is in town today for the 15th annual James Bond Stockdale Leadership Symposium tonight at the University of San Diego.