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

Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (B)

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. The (B) case describes the decision made and the rationale behind it.

Keywords: Iraq;

Citation:

Badaracco, Joseph, Richard Burgess Jr., Robert Carpio III, and William Wheeler. "Joe Gifford in Tal Afar, Iraq (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 311-086, January 2011. (Revised June 2012.)