Care and Counterinsurgency

  title={Care and Counterinsurgency},
  author={Daniel Harold Levine},
  journal={Journal of Military Ethics},
  pages={139 - 159}
  • D. Levine
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Military Ethics
Abstract Counterinsurgency demands different tactics than conventional warfare, and as a result requires a different moral perspective as well. Counterinsurgents face a situation in which the distinction between civilians and combatants can be obscure, and where they are expected not just to defeat an enemy but to actively promote the interests of, and build trust with, the civilian population. What counterinsurgents need are not new moral rules of war so much as new virtues that will let them… 
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