Summer 2012
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GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature
Jesus and Pacifism by Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min, Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve (Retired), Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania, and until his retirement this summer the Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Readiness Command
GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War
Caught by Surprise: Post-Cold War Politics and the Relevance of the Just-War Tradition by J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., Director and Senior Fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thinking and Practice, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Moral Crisis of Just War: Beyond Deontology toward a Professional Military Ethic, by Reverend Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Theological Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina
The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force, M.A., Chief of the Developmental Threats Section, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Call for Papers: I am particularly interested in papers that address the following topics:
1) How to appropriately integrate one's faith into one's military service and leadership, 2) The necessity for commanders and leaders at all levels of the national defense structures of the English-speaking nations to cultivate spiritual knowledge and wisdom concerning the roles of faith in our own defense preparedness and in the military and security forces of our allies and our enemies, 3) How the Judeo-Christian Tradition serves as the primary foundation of our nations' ideals and the core values of our military and security forces.
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Spring 2012
GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War Why I Am Not a Pacifist by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Pursuing Strategy in the Wrong Language: The Consequences of Political Correctness By Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min.,  Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania and Command Chaplain for Military Intelligence Readiness Command
LEADERSHIP / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine Beyond the Limits of Codified Morality: A Christian Military Ethic by Dr Peter Lee, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Airpower Studies (Academic) at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Winter 2012

Commentaries on current events: A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min., Why it's essential for political and military leaders to understand the rituals of apology in Muslim cultures--and the potentially disastrous results of not following those customs

Use the Koran to Control Afghan Anger by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, Why U.S. political and military leaders must know and use the passages in the Koran that could restrain Afghans from attacking and killing Coalition and Afghan Forces after the recent burning of the Koran in their country

GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature

Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe by Lee Congdon, Professor Emeritus of History at James Madison University, Virginia (This paper was published in the Summer 2011 edition of this Journal and is listed again here because it relates so directly to the book reviews that follow.)

The Fall of the Modern Age? by Neil G. Robertson, Associate Professor at University of King's College, Halifax, a review of Icarus Fallen: The Search for Meaning in an Uncertain World, by Chantal Delsol

Republican Virtue, Imperial Temptations, by Richard M. Gamble, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, Michigan, a review of America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire, by Claes G. Ryn

The Moral Meaning of America, by Joseph R. Fornieri, Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, a review of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point: Getting Right with the Declaration of Independence, by Lewis E. Lehrman

Equally Not Nothing by Peter Augustine Lawler, Professor of Government at Berry College, Georgia, a review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, by David Bentley Hart

GOD, MAN and WAR / History of War Ancient Asymmetry in "Ways of War" Resurfaces in Clash with Political Islam, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, D.Min.

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making How the U.S. Should Deal with the New Egypt, a commentary by Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow and Chair of the Study of Islamic Radicalism, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

LEADERSHIP / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership The Great Omission a commentary on praying for our troops and allies, by Major Kevin Cutright, U.S.Army

JFW Blog...When Loyalties Compete: Making the Right Choice, by the editor...What guides members of the armed forces when they face the dilemma of choosing between competing loyalties? At the Leavenworth Ethics Seminar in November 2011, two participants presented a paper on competing loyalties. They defined loyalty as...(select the link above to read the entire blog entry.)

 


Fall 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making

J'Accuse II!--Responding to Growing Anti-Semitism Why Israel's naval blockade of Gaza is justified under international law, by Robert W. Ash, D.Jur., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Associate Professor of Law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A Communique in Response to the U.S. 2011 National Strategy on Counterrorism by the American Islamic Leadership Council (AILC)

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Understanding the Religion Clauses in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by John Harmon McElroy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English, Arizona University

LEADERSHIP/Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine Why Modern, Liberal, Pluralistic, Secularist Democracies Cannot Educate Themselves by Thaddeus J. Kozinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities and the Trivium, Wyoming Catholic College, Lander, Wyoming

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Summer 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Commentary The Right to Be Wrong: For DADT Repeal to work, inclusion and respect must be extended to all by Colonel Al Shine, U.S. Army, Retired, and Colonel Don M. Snider, U.S. Army, Retired, Ph.D.

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership The Religious Rights of Those in Uniform by Jay Alan Sekulow, D.Jur., Chief Counsel, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Robert W. Ash, D.Jur., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Associate Professor of Law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia

GOD, MAN and WAR / God and Human Nature

Qur'anic Concepts of the Ethics of War: Challenging the Claims of Islamic Aggressiveness by Joel Hayward, Ph.D., Dean of the Royal Air Force College and Head of the Air Power Studies Division of London College
Conservatism, Christianity and the Revitalization of Europe by Lee Congdon, Ph.D, M.A., Professor Emeritus, James Madison University

GOD, MAN and WAR / The History of War The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, by Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the USA, remarks presented in Normandy at services on the 40th anniversary of D-Day


Spring 2011

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Decision Making The Role of Religion in National Security Policy since 9/11, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jonathan E. Shaw, U.S. Army, M.Div., S.T.M., Command Chaplain, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth

NATIONAL SECURITY / Strategic Leadership Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy M. Browning, U.S. Air Force, M.Div., D.Min., M.S., Deputy Commandant, U.S. Air Force Chaplains' Corps College

LEADERSHIP / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership
A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats, by Chaplain (Major) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min.

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