Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire

Fire burning in a place where it was intended to burn, although damages may result. In a military conflict, the discharge of weapons against one's own troops.

A fire burning in a fireplace is regarded as a friendly fire, in spite of the fact that extensive smoke damage might result there from. Ordinarily, when an individual purchases fire insurance, the coverage does not extend to damages resulting from a friendly fire but only to loss resulting from an uncontrollable hostile fire.

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In the wake of a friendly-fire incident, particularly when it draws the attention of the media, there is a call for accountability.
However, the military has rarely used its justice system as a response to friendly-fire incidents, and when it has, prosecutions have rarely been successful.
Interesting from the legal standpoint (in terms of self-defense and justification defenses) are the unusual, but not completely unheard-of, instances of friendly-fire recipients defending themselves though knowing their attackers to be friendly forces.
When examining the efficacy of the military justice system in the friendly-fire context, one should start by looking through the prism of the applicable criminal standard.
How come there's never any friendly-fire incidents involving us on them?
Three Midland servicemen died in friendly-fire incidents during the war.
We're looking forward to demonstrating once again that BCIS offers the Army not only the most reliable, most cost-effective way to reduce friendly-fire incidents, but also a vital complement to the real-time situational awareness provided by the Army's Applique program.
He'd also seen a number of his colleagues from A Company killed in a series of friendly-fire incidents.
The general said 10 skirmishes had resulted in friendly-fire and civilian casualties.