The Proportionality Balancing Test Revisited: How Counterinsurgency Changes "Military Advantage" by ProQuest

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[...] the Commander identified safeguarding the safety and security of the Afghan population as ISAF's mission.32 Second, the Commander linked collateral damage to mission failure.33 Third, the Commander directed scrutiny of, and limits on, the use of force, such as close air support (CAS), which might result in collateral damage.34 The tactical directive set the stage for discussion over the need to adjust the application of the balancing test during counterinsurgency operations.

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