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From Principle to Practice: US Military Strategy and Protection of Civilians in Afghanistan

Suhrke, Astri


During its engagement in Afghanistan, the US military seriously tried to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties from airstrikes only when called for by changes in military doctrine emphasizing the need to gain the support of the population. Consistent efforts by external political and humanitarian actors to reduce casualties by demanding more transparency and clearer lines of accountability for ‘collateral damage’ had little immediate, observable effect. The case study underlines the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Peacekeeping
DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2014.993177


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