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Dr. Jessica M. Mohler, "Athletic and Military Performance - A Neurocognitive Perspective on Success."
 This presentation is part of the 'Brain Science and Effective Leadership Series,' hosted by the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Dr. Jess Mohler from the USNA Midshipmen...
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McCain Virtual Conference 2021, Day 1 - Michael Morell, Mitt Regan, The Ethics of Intelligence Operations
 Although thought about the justice of warfare is highly developed, ethical analyses of intelligence operations—which can involve lying, manipulation, coercion, stealing and...
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Stockdale Fellow to join Alden March Bioethics Institute
Dr. Pierce Randall, a Stockdale Center Resident Fellow, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) at Albany Medical College. After receiving his Ph.D....
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USNA Brain Science & Effective Leadership Speaker Series - Prof James Giordano - 'HOPE' for a Super Sailor?
 This presentation is part of the 'Brain Science and Effective Leadership Series,' hosted by the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Dr. Girordano is with the Georgetown...

Stockdale Blog

Trueman, Stimson, and Marshall sign the surrender of Japan

The Least Abhorrent Choice?

03-21-2021 by Shaun Baker

When gaging the morality of the use of atomic weapons to end the Asia Pacific War, one of the things we are obliged to consider is the likely consequences of other options available at the time.
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Hiroshima Dome

Were the A-Bombs the Last Resort?

03-01-2021 by David Luban

The debate has never subsided about whether it was morally justified to drop the bombs. This essay examines why it is such a hard question morally and legally then examines whether they were even militarily necessary.
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Atomic mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Justified?

02-14-2021 by Dr. Ed Barrett

2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the most ethically controversial decisions in the history of warfare when the United States dropped atomic bombs. The Japanese regime surrendered unconditionally, thus ending the Second World War. An undeniably good consequence.
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