Special Edition: Summer 2016
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Exploring the innately spiritual nature of leadership in the formulation and execution of the national security policies and strategies of the English-speaking nations

God, Man & War / God and Human Nature
The Moral Foundations of Society, by Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, PC, OM, FRS, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain
A Time to Stand: The Christian Faith and the Conflict of Civilizations, by Os Guinness, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum, adapted from an address given at Hillsdale College, Michigan
God, Man & War / The History of War
The Future of Western War, by Victor Davis Hanson, Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College,  Michigan
Ancient Asymmetry in “Ways of War” Resurfaces in Clash with Political Islam, by Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Bruce Sidebotham, U.S. Army Reserve, D.Min, Director of Operation Reveille
National Security / Strategic Leadership
Pursuing Strategy in the Wrong Language: The Consequences of Political Correctness, by Reverend Wylie W. Johnson, D.Min., M.Div., M.S.S.; Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Retired; Senior Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Springfield, Pennsylvania
A Soldier's Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army's Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Professor for the Study of Military Profession & Ethics, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, and Alexander P. Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
National Security / Strategic Decision Making
A Communique in Response to the 2011 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterrorism, by the American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC)
Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism, by George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
Leadership / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine
Beyond the Limits of Codified Morality: A Christian Military Ethic, by Peter Lee, Ph.D., King’s College London, Senior Air Power Lecturer (Academic) at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
The Army Ethic White Paper (July 2014)
Leadership / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership
The Authentic Witness of the Soldier Christian, by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Professor for the Study of Military Profession & Ethics, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

Special Feature: Here are papers and commentaries published in this Journal that have been viewed 20,000 times or more (with numbers of views rounded to the nearest hundred):
Creed and Culture in the American Founding, by Bradley C.S. Watson, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, Chairs the Politics Department at St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania (44,700 views)
Influencing Security Operations across a Cultural Boundary, by Bruce Sidebotham, D.Min., Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille (42,800 views)
Story and Community: Vital Keys for a Christian Approach to Military Ethics in the 21st Century, by Reverend Dr. Victor Dobbin, Major General, British Army, Retired, CB, MBE, DD, Chaplain-General of the British Army (1995-2000), Director of the Leadership and Ethics Centre (42,500 views)
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., associate professor of law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia, and Senior Litigation Counsel for National Security Law at the ACLJ (40,300 views)
A Lesson on Apology for Soldiers and Diplomats (why understanding Islamic customs is vital to the effectiveness of official and personal apologies), by Bruce Sidebotham, D.Min.,Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille (36,200 views)
"Calling" and the Military Profession, Part 1, by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired (34,700 views)
Pointing North: Lessons Learned by an Infantry Platoon Leader in Afghanistan, by Paddy Bury, who served as a platoon leader in the First Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (33,700 views)
The Moral Crisis of Just War: Beyond Deontology toward a Professional Military Ethic, by The Reverend Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Ph.D., General Hugh Shelton Chair of Ethics, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (33,100 views)
Ancient and Modern Nation Building, by Dove S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense from 2001-2004 (31,500 views)
The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment: Michael Burleigh as Historian of Political Religion, by Daniel J. Mahoney  Ph.D, Professor of Political Science at Assumption College in Massachusetts  (29,400 views)
Calling and the Military Profession, Part 2 , by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired (26,700 views)
Freedom and Justice in Islam, by Bernard Lewis, Ph.D., Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University (26,000 views)
Just War in the 21st Century, by Peter Lee, Ph.D., King’s College London, Lecturer in Air Power Studies at Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom (25,300 views)
The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition, by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force (25,100 views)
Why I Am Not a Pacifist, by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (24,400 views)
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 Thought & Practice (23,400 views)
Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe, by Lee Congdon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of James Madison University (21,800 views)
The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, by President Ronald Reagan, delivered during the 40th anniversary commemoration of the allied invasion of Europe at the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1984 (21,100 views)
Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service, by Lee E. DeRemer, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Founder & Director, LIfecycles, Inc. (20,700 views)

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1. The fundamentally spiritual nature of warfare, historically and in the present era
2. Significant changes in the spiritual, moral and ethical cultures of the nations that comprise Western Civilization and how those changes may affect its future existence
3. External threats to the existence of nations founded on biblical concepts from Islamist Jihadist movements, as well as from aggressive nations that seek to dominate others
4. The imperative of integrating biblical faith with service and leadership in the armed forces of the English-speaking nations of the world in the context of these changes and these threats

The views expressed in this Journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations and institutions in which they serve—or of ACCTS, its governing board, and its staff. Scroll down to see papers published in previous editions of this Journal.

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