Saturday, December 30

The Department of Defense has updated its Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Plan, formalizing pre- and post-military strike protocol to reduce deaths within nearby civilian populations. 

The Pentagon also launched a corresponding website with policies, reports, and contact information for reporting casualties.

These actions are the result of two reviews that showed the Defense Department did not have codified policies to prevent civilian harm nor address the aftermath.

Pentagon Spokesperson Major General Pat Ryder said, “The release of the DOD instruction continues the process of improving the department’s approach to mitigating and responding to civilian harm.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Defense Secretary Austin to be led by the Lord as he oversees updates to the policies of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • For wisdom for officials in the Pentagon as they advise the president on military and defense matters.
  • For the Lord’s purposes to be accomplished in and through the United States.
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