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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.

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 even mention of the Bard and how we can learn from the play about Henry V.

The panelists included former and current military officers as well as a philosopher on ethics. In fact, you can read their impressive bios below.

Guest Bios: 

Lieutenant General James Dubik, (ret), Ph.D., retired from the U.S. Army in July 2008. Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Security Advisory Council, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. During 2012-2013, he was the General Omar N . Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership sponsored by Penn State Law, Dickinson College, and the U.S. Army War College. He is also a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame and a distinguished member of the U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment. His book - Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory was released this year.


Dr Pauline Shanks Kaurin is an academically trained philosopher and ethicist, interested in military ethics, business ethics and applying ethical thinking to policy questions. She is currently Associate professor of philosophy, Chair Department of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University. She is the author of The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare - Achilles Goes Asymmetrical. You can follow her on twitter via @queenofthinair.


Thomas McDermott joined the British Army in 2001, and the Australian Army in 2015.  He has served in combat and staff roles in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He is now studying strategy at the Australian National University.  You can follow him on Twitter via @helmandproject.