Civilian Casualties in War
According to UNICEF, the number of civilian casualties in war climbed from 5 percent at the turn of the twentieth century to more than 90 percent at the end of that century. Additionally, the current war against ISIS has racked up a staggering number of civilian deaths, including children. The days when professional armies fought in contained areas are long gone, having been replaced by drone strikes, neighbors shooting at neighbors from apartment windows, and massacres in rural villages. The viewpoints in this resource examine this byproduct of modern war and explore strategies for reducing civilian casualties.