Xo Case Study

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1. Discuss the moral principle being followed by the XO. XO (Hunter) is acting based not only on the orders given to him but he thinks also the consequences of the orders being given. He is acting with due respect for the good of the many and not to just set the fire for war; it is here where utilitarianism comes in. Utilitarianism acts where the greater value is between either pleasure or pain. He is also applying the Principle of Double-effect under its guideline where there must be sufficient reason grave enough calling for the act to be done, and the intention of the agent is honest. This was seen in the scene where he decided not to concur on the Captain’s command, as he wanted to know and verify first the new order that was disrupted…show more content…
Discuss the legal principle being followed by the Captain. The legal principle being followed by the Captain is by the “Book” or by the “Navy Regulations”. According to Ramsey or Captain, it is their duty to follow the rules and whatever order given to them; “that rule is the basis for the scenario, we’ve train on time and time again.” “It’s a rule we follow without exception.” He is only doing the orders given to him and the duty laid down to him as a captain of the boat that for him should not be questioned by someone else. He has nothing to do but to follow as it his responsibility to protect the security of America against its enemies. 3. What kind of ignorance did the captain believe he was…show more content…
Where he interpreted it as “to win the war is the one most willing to part company with the politicians and ignore everything, everything except the destruction of the enemy.” He is all out for war to kill the enemy and nothing else. For XO, he interprets it the other way where he even stated, “the purpose of war is to serve a political end, but the true nature of war is to serve itself.” And was further interpreted in disagreeing statement on the Captain’s and Clausewitz’s interpretation by saying, “In the nuclear world the true enemy can’t be destroyed. In my humble opinion, the true enemy is the war itself.” For him, you have to do something not to spark the war but on what you will do for it not to happen or be stopped, that the act of war is one that is
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