Thursday, November 4
Contract Combatants: The Ethics of Private Military Companies
As the pressures on the modern military increase, U.S. forces have been challenged with a smaller military, and private military companies have often been hired to fill the gap. In stories ripped from today’s headlines, these companies have been both demonized with charges of fraud and abuse and heralded by others for playing an integral and necessary role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ODU’s Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs will explore these companies and their role in national security during a panel discussion, and on today's HearSay, we'll get an execlusive preview.
Dr. Deane-Peter Baker, U.S. Naval Academy Assistant Professor of Philosophy
J. J. Messner, Director, IPOA, the Association of the Stability Operations Industry
Dawn Roth, Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Old Dominion University
Dr. David Earnest, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Geography