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US: Significant Plan by Pentagon to Protect Civilians

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks at the Pentagon, July 20, 2022, in Washington. © 2022 AP Photo/Alex Brandon (Washington, DC) – The United States Defense Department plan released on August 25, 2022, has the potential to reduce US military harm to civilians in armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan follows a January memorandum from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin directing the Pentagon to address civilian harm caused by US military operations. It is the first effort in the department’s history to…

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