Ethics Essay Assignment (spring 2011)

Ethics Essay Assignment (spring 2011) - Ethics Essay...

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Ethics Essay Assignment (worth 25% of your overall grade): Due April 19 The following scenario presents an ethical dilemma for you to analyze. Decide on a course of action that is fair, right, and just. Be sure to follow the guidelines for this assignment, provided on page 3 of the syllabus. American soldiers take an oath of honor and duty, sacrificing their lives in combat for the cause of freedom. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the global war on terror, U.S. troops have been spread thin in recent years. To provide soldiers with the support needed in overseas military and security operations, the U.S. Pentagon has outsourced to private contractors a variety of jobs formerly performed by military personnel. Contracting services to the military is lucrative for private companies, generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. According to news reports, the White House’s announcement of a surge in military operations in Afghanistan in 2009 coincided with lobbying efforts by the ten largest contractors in the United States. It has also been reported that the number of contract personnel employed by private security firms in Afghanistan has more than tripled to 19,000 since June 2009. That number represents
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course LEB 323 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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