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A Tactical Ethic : Moral Conduct In The Insurgent Battlespace, Dick Couch

Label
A Tactical Ethic : Moral Conduct In The Insurgent Battlespace
Title
A Tactical Ethic
Title remainder
Moral Conduct In The Insurgent Battlespace
Statement of responsibility
Dick Couch
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following the success of his recent book on Navy SEALs in Iraq, The Sheriff of Ramadi, bestselling author and combat veteran Dick Couch now examines the importance of battlefield ethics in effectively combating terrorists without losing the battle for the hearts of the local population. A former SEAL who led one of the only successful POW rescue operations in Vietnam, Couch warns that the mistakes made in Vietnam forty years ago are being repeated in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that the stakes are even higher now. His book takes a critical look at the battlefield conduct of U.S. ground-combat units fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the prize of the fight on the modern battlefield is the people, he warns every death has a consequence. Every killing has both strategic and moral significance for U.S. warriors. From his unique and qualified perspective, Couch examines the sources and issues that can lead to wrong conduct on the battlefield, and explains how it comes about and what can be done to correct it. He considers the roles of command intent and the official rules of engagement, but his primary focus is on ethical conduct at the squad and platoon level. Tactical ethics, according to the author s definition, is the moral and ethical armor that should accompany every American warrior into battle, and these standards apply to the engaged unit as well as to the individual. A harsh critic of immoral combat tactics, Couch offers realistic measures to correct these potentially devastating errors. He argues that as a nation, we must do all we can to protect our soldiers humanity, for their sake, so they can return from service with honor, and for our sake as a people and for our standing in the world
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
172.42
Index
no index present
LC call number
U22
LC item number
.C683 2013
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
A Tactical Ethic : Moral Conduct In The Insurgent Battlespace, Dick Couch
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 18, 2016)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947056901
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612514208
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00649558
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)947056901
  • pebcs1612514200

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