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The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

May 11, 2019

In this episode, Mick chats with Professor David Whetham, professor Ethics and the Military profession at Kings College London. They discuss his co-edited book, Military Virtues, and why virtue ethics is important for military leaders.

David provides a very succinct take on the final question.

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Sep 21, 2017

Mick chats with Pauline Shanks Kaurin an associate professor of Philosophy at the Pacific Lutheran University. They chat Pauline's use of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War to explore the experiences of war on society, morality, and ethical decision-making.  Pauline also explains how educators can use their...


Apr 27, 2017

Mick chats with Tom McDermott about ethics and war in the modern era. Tom is a military ethicist and serving officer in the Australian Army. His Occasional Paper, Soldiers, Squadrons, and Ethicists, discusses some issues on ethics and strategy as well as possible ways to overcome them.


Tom offers his second answer to...


Oct 23, 2016

PANEL SHOW!!! The talented team at The Strategy Bridge lined up some great guests for Mick to chat with about the ethics of managing, waging and conducting war. The panel topics range from Just War Theory and its application to strategic decision making through to the actions of the soldiers in the coalface. There is...