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Chasing Success: Air Force Efforts to Reduce Civilian Harm
Air Force Research Institute Maxwell AFB United States
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The United States Air Force USAF has led the way within the US armed forces and globally in its efforts to minimize harm to civilians during combat operations. Given the frequency with which newspapers document errant air strikes that have killed many noncombatants, this claim may seem counterintuitive. Yet when evaluated in historical and comparative perspective, modern US-led air campaigns cause surprisingly few civilian casualties.
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