Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2011 (Revised June 2012)

Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (A)

by Joseph Badaracco, Richard Burgess Jr., Robert Carpio III and William Wheeler

Abstract

A Lieutenant leading a platoon in Iraq must make a complex ethical, military, and leadership decision: whether to risk his life and that of other soldiers to reenter a home rigged with an explosive and save three Iraqis.

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Moral Sensibility; Leadership; Management; Problems and Challenges; Iraq;

Citation:

Badaracco, Joseph, Richard Burgess Jr., Robert Carpio III, and William Wheeler. "Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (A)." Harvard Business School Case 311-085, January 2011. (Revised June 2012.)