The Australian Defence Force – Philosophical – 0 (ADF-P-0) Military Ethics doctrine is a consolidation of the key tenets of ethics, and more particularly military ethics, as understood and applied by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Doctrine provides a foundation for understanding ethics and a guide for ethical training and development across the ADF. Like all Doctrine, however, judgement is required in its application.
To appreciate Military ethics from an Australian perspective it is essential that a sound understanding of the following is achieved:
- The Australian Profession of Arms
- The Australian Defence Force’s legal and ethical responsibilities for the use of force
- Ethical Theory
- Ethics in War
- The Australian Defence Force military ethics
- Ethical Risks