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What is Collateral Damage?
Unintentional or incidental injury or damage to persons or objects that would not be lawful military targets in the circumstances ruling at the time. Such damage is not unlawful so long as it is not excessive in light of the overall military advantage anticipated from the attack.
What is Collateral Damage Estimation (CDE)?
The holistic process of determining the potential for collateral damage result from target engagement.
What is Collateral Damage Estimation Methodology (CDM)?
A body of joint standards, methods, techniques, and processes to conduct collateral damage analysis and produce collateral damage estimates.
What does Law of War require?
Law of War requires all feasible precautions to ensure only legitimate military objects are targets.
What does the Law of War stipulate?
Law of War stipulates that anticipated civilian or noncombatant injury or loss of life and damage to civilian or noncombatant property incidental to attacks must not be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated to be gained.
The Legal Imperatives are the underlying logic of the collateral damage estimation methodology (CDM). What are the Legal imperatives?
Distinction, proportionality, and military necessity.
Distinguish between armed forces and civilian, and unprotected and protected objects.
Even where one is justified in acting, one must not act in a way that is unreasonable or excessive.
Justifies the use of all measures needed to defeat the enemy as quickly and efficiently as possible that are not prohibited by the law of war.
The U.S. Military must uphold these _________ values through conscientious use of force in the accomplishment of assigned military missions.
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