U.S. Air Force ground crew secure weapons and other components of an MQ-9 Reaper drone after it returned from a mission, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan March 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Josh Smith/File photo)
‘Sweeping’ DoD plan to mitigate civilian harm merely humanizes endless war

New protocols seeking to make US military operations more ethical and compassionate have the awkward effect of legitimizing them.