Small Wars Journal

American Way of War

Casualty Aversion, The Challenge in Medical Planning for LSCO

Future military success hinges on the American military’s ability to understand the underpinnings of casualty aversion as a component of the American way of war and be able to accept more risk with health care assets on the battlefield. This essay describes the American way of war, the development of casualty aversion, and its implications for LSCO.

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