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In Australia, the members of the ADF exclusively comprise the profession of arms. As members of the profession of arms we may be called upon to do things that would not normally be ethically permissible; we may be asked to kill. The use of lethal force and the destruction of property is a task that may be required to achieve the ADF mission, but this is not an end in itself. The ADF uses the ethical, disciplined application of force to achieve the national interest.

There are six Tags under the Australian Profession of Arms banner:

  1. Reasonable Challenge
  2. Courageous restraint
  3. Values of the Profession of Arms
  4. The military ethos
  5. Ethics in the Military v.s. Military Ethics, and
  6. The ethics of responsibility