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collateral damage

Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02) Collateral damage is the unintentional or incidental injury or danage to persons or objects that would not be lawful military targets in the circumstances ruling at the time. OLD VERSION: The inadvertent or secondary damage occurring as a result of actions by friendly or enemy forces.

Broader Terms:

Fast Assessment Strike Tool - Collateral Damage

Narrower Terms:

area damage control
Battle Damage Assessment
civilian casualty
risk assessment

Related Terms:

damage appraisal
friendly fire
military damage assessment
Rules Of Engagement

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