The Military Cost of Civilian War Casualties: Why Minimizing Harm During Conflict Is Also Good Strategy
Athough the ethical and legal issues surrounding civilian casualties committed by combatants during war have been widely debated, the consequences for military operations in harming civilians, even when inadvertent, are much less well understood. As the United States considers deploying more troops to Afghanistan and continues to use drones against suspected militants in countries such as Pakistan, this issue is all the more pertinent.
Foreign Affairs, August 22 2017
Civil War, Insurgency, and Terrorism