By Sahr Conway-Lanz
"Collateral damage" is an army time period for the inadvertent casualties and destruction inflicted on civilians during army operations. In Collateral harm: american citizens, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity after international struggle II, Sahr Conway-Lanz chronicles the historical past of America's try and reconcile the appropriate of sparing civilians with the truth that glossy conflict ends up in the killing of blameless humans. Drawing on policymakers' reaction to the problems raised through the atrocities of global conflict II and using the atomic bomb, in addition to the continuing debate through the yank public and the media because the Korean warfare constructed, Conway-Lanz offers a entire exam of recent American discourse related to civilian casualties and offers a desirable examine the improvement of what's now generally called collateral harm
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Collateral Damage: Americans, Noncombatant Immunity, and Atrocity After World War II by Sahr Conway-Lanz