The Gist

Saving Civilians, and the Mission

Minimizing “collateral damage” isn’t just morally laudable. It can help win wars.

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In the interview, Larry Lewis doesn’t just analyze civilian casualties in the midst of wars; he’s worked within the State Department to minimize them. His research makes clear that sparing non-combatants isn’t just morally laudable, it can help generals reach their objectives and reduce anti-American sentiment.

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