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Why Military Officers Must Have Training in Ethics


Robert Kennedy

The unique and indispensable characteristic of a professional is the ability to exercise sound and reasonable judgment about important matters in conditions of uncertainty. This ability, in turn, depends upon three other factors that are necessary conditions for someone to exercise this sort of judgment: the professional must possess specialized knowledge, must make critical commitments, and must be permitted autonomy in decision making.

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