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collateral damage estimate

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-60) A collateral damage estimate (CDE) is a critical component of the targeting process that influences target selection, weapon selection and even time and angle of attack. CDE is the military’s best means of minimizing civilian casualities and damages to nearby structures.



Broader Terms:

Battle Damage Assessment
Field Artillery
Military DecisionMaking Process
risk assessment

Narrower Terms:

direct fire
Fast Assessment Strike Tool - Collateral Damage
high explosive
indirect fire
non-lethal munition
nonlethal fire support

Related Terms:

high priority target
High-Payoff Target
joint terminal attack controller
precision strike
Rules Of Engagement
Staff Judge Advocate
time sensitive target

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