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Fifth Anniversary Edition—Fall 2014
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Integrating personal faith with service and leadership in the armed forces of the English-speaking nations

Thanks to all who have contributed to this Journal over the past five years! It now contains 61 scholarly monographs and essays plus nine commentaries and reviews. They are available thru the Main Menu on this page. I welcome original manuscripts or suggestions for republishing papers and commentaries that relate to the focus of this Journal. —Don Martin Jr.

Leadership / Developing and Teaching Leadership Doctrine

U.S. Army Ethic White Paper, July 2014, published by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Press

A Soldier's Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? by Don M. Snider, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, and Alexander P. Shine, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, published by the Strategic Studies Institute and the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Press

Leadership / Practicing and Mentoring Leadership Should General Dempsey Resign? Army Professionals and the Moral Space for Military Dissent, by Don M. Snider, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, Senior Fellow, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) and Professor of the Army Profession and Ethic at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC)

God, Man and War / God and Human Nature Religion and Public Life in America in the 21st Century, by R.R. Reno, Ph.D., Editor, First Things: America's Most Influential Journal of Religion and Public Life (from the Spring 2014 edition)

Here are the twenty Most-Viewed papers and commentaries published previously in this Journal:

Creed and Culture in the American Founding, by Bradley C.S. Watson, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought, Co-Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought, and chairman of the Politics Department at St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania

Influencing Security Operations Across a Cultural Boundary, by Bruce Sidebotham, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille

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

"Calling" and the Military Profession, by Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies, University of Oklahoma at Norman

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, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Director of Operation Reveille

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

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

Freedom and Justice in Islam, by Bernard Lewis, Ph.D., Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Why I Am Not a Pacifist, by Daniel R. Heimbach, Senior Professor of Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Authentic Witness of the Soldier Christian, by Don M. Snider, Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired (see byline above)

The Call to Arms: Christianity and the Just War Tradition, by Major Patrick J. Reimnitz, U.S. Air Force,

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

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

The Problem of Universal Ethics for Christian Pacifism, by Daniel. R. Heimbach (see byline above)

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

Religious Perceptions of the Just War and Military Ethics, by Ivar Hellberg, Colonel, British Army, Retired, OBE, MPhil

Conservatism, Christianity, and the Revitalization of Europe, by Lee Congdon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of James Madison University

Religious Expression or Religious Coercion: Commanders Caught in the Crossfire, by Chaplain (Colonel) Jimmy M. Browning, U.S. Air Force, D.Min, Command Chaplain, Air Force Material Command

A Communique in Response to the 2011 U.S. National Strategy for Counterterroism, by The American Islamic Leadership Coalition (American Muslim leaders who defend the U.S. Constitution, uphold religious pluralism, protect American security and cherish genuine diversity in their practice of Islam)

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

Shrinking in Christ: The Power of Selfless Service, by Lee E. DeRemer, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Leadership & Strategy Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and Non-Profits

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.

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