A caveat: This will likely be a big ball of theory and no implemented practicality, at least to begin with, so be forewarned.
I woke up this morning with an idea in my head, and no idea of where it came from or what to do with it, so here it is:
A decision cannot simultaneously be both moral and tactical.
The idea, illustrated:
"How can you shoot women and children?"
"You just don't lead 'em as much."
This just restates the same sort of thing that's been in theory discussions forever, of course. I know that. But still it sort of feels like it might be a slightly-different point from which to start, even if we all end up in the same place.
But I could be wrong about some or all of this, and all y'all are about the smartest gang of people I know. So go ahead and take a kick at it if you like. If this isn't enough yet and you need more, that's fine too.