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Ethics Unit and Religion and Politics Unit

Call for Proposals

Lessons and Legacies of America’s 21st Century Wars 

What have we learned from the multiple US-led wars and combat operations that consumed the first two decades of the twenty-first century? The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in 2021 closed a significant chapter that included the longest war in US history (Afghanistan), the most controversial war in the last 50 years (Iraq), and numerous other military operations around the world (Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, and others). While the use of force continues in various parts of the world, we have yet to grapple fully with the moral lessons and legacies of the “war decades” in the early twenty-first century. This call seeks papers examining the religious, ethical, and political implications of these wars for the following: US foreign policy; the future of just war thought; military strategy and tactics; the moral injuries of veterans of these wars; the authorization of military force; and the future of the all-volunteer force. 



Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection