Justice at the Margins of War: The Ethics of Espionage and Gray Zone Operations (Paperback)

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Justice at the Margins of War: The Ethics of Espionage and Gray Zone Operations (Paperback)

By Edward Barrett (Editor)

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Justice at the Margins of War fills two important gaps in the literature on the ethics of national security affairs. First, while thinking about the justice of warfare is highly developed, justifications of intelligence activities--which can involve lying, manipulation, coercion, stealing and even killing to obtain and defend information--are relatively limited and often conflicting. The authors explore relevant ethical principles and then apply them to specific activities--including agent recruitment, human and technical methods of espionage and counterintelligence, interrogational torture, analysis, covert action, sabotage, and assassination.

Second, ethical work on interstate conflict occurring in a "gray zone" between war and peace has only just begun. Gray zone operations--the use of low-level lethal and sublethal means to weaken others--are not new. But technological developments have increased the forms, intensity, and significance of this realm of competition. This volume defines the gray zone and discusses moral challenges associated with various operations--including lethal, economic, information, election, legal, and cyber.
Dr. Edward Barrett is Director of Research at the United States Naval Academy's Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. An Air Force ROTC scholarship graduate of Notre Dame, he completed a PhD in political theory at the University of Chicago and is the author of numerous works on national security ethics. He served as an active-duty and Reserve C-130 instructor pilot, was recalled to active duty in 2003-5 for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and retired in 2013 as a colonel from the Air Force's Directorate of Strategic Planning.
Product Details ISBN: 9781612511740
ISBN-10: 1612511740
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English