How to count civilian casualties: an example for the US

Where Israel avoids the moral trap the US embraces:

“Note here that civilian is the default category. Classifying a killed person as a civilian requires no evidence. Rather, it seems to be what the IDF does when it cannot show that the person in question was either a combatant or a civilian directly participating in hostilities–and when the person was either a woman or a child.”

Source: Two Important Correctives on Proportionality and Operation Protective Edge – Lawfare

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