Collateral Damage

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The chillingly clinical phrase collateral damage was originally coined by the Pentagon during the first Gulf War. It was used to euphemistically refer to the deaths and maiming (to say nothing of destroyed livelihoods, disrupted family lives and lost hopes) of innocent civilians who got caught in the crossfire.

It rendered those casualties invisible in official reports and television broadcasts, and effectively kept them off the public conscience.

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The chillingly clinical phrase collateral damage was originally coined by the Pentagon during the first Gulf War. It was used to euphemistically refer to the deaths and maiming (to say nothing of destroyed livelihoods, disrupted family lives and lost hopes) of innocent civilians who got caught in the crossfire.

It rendered those casualties invisible in official reports and television broadcasts, and effectively kept them off the public conscience.

 

Publisher: Silverfish Books

Paperback

2004

ISBN: 9789834081683