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Collateral effect is the

unintentional or incidental effects including, but not limited to, injury or damage to persons or objects that would not be lawful military targets under the circumstances ruling at the time. Includes effects on civilian or dual-use computers, networks, information, or infrastructure. Such effects are not unlawful as long as they are not excessive in light of the overall military advantage anticipates from the activity. In cyberspace operations, Collateral Effects are categorized as:

References Edit

  1. Glossary of Security Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms, at 36-37.

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