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Collateral Damage

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These are the direct/indirect casulaties taken by the civilian population, surrounding buildings/infrastructure and/or friendly forces after the American army has concluded a mission be it successful or not.

The Lancet (UK medical journal) has put collateral damage of the Iraqi population of Gulf War 2 in the region of 100,000 civilians dead though hunger, disease and IED's. (It is worth mentioning that this figure, based on extremely dubious extrapolations, has been widely discredited: the true figure is somewhat less than half of this) .... (Its a fair point CP. Lies, damn lies and statistics!)

The American army says it doesn't deal in 'body counts'.

Our Tone said whatever G W Bush wanted him to. (Gordon doesn't dirty his hands with the military)

Also refered to as breakages.

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