Civilian CASUALTY Prevention – The Pentagon’s Plan Unveiled!
(RepublicanReport.org) – Civilian casualties are one of the biggest controversies surrounding foreign military activity by US personnel. Last year, there was public outcry over a drone strike in the Afghan capital of Kabul that claimed the lives of 10 civilians. Now, the Department of Defense has just released a new strategy designed to help avoid civilian casualties from airstrikes.
The Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan (CHMR-AP) will aim to reduce the numbers of unintended deaths arising from attacks by educating military operatives on the risks associated with certain types of engagement. The scheme, which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered, will see the establishment of a new center specifically for this type of training. This will cost millions and require the hiring of roughly 150 new staff, according to AP News.
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Operatives in charge of airstrikes will be taught how to make better threat assessments, analyze broader risks to civilians and civilian-occupied structures from strikes, and avoid confirmation bias when deciding whether or not to take a given shot. According to a memo written by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, keeping civilian safe is a “strategic priority” and a “moral imperative.” This plan will begin taking effect in October, at the start of the 2023 fiscal year.
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