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The source of the statement "around 90% of all deaths in war are civilians".   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Washingtonsblog.com writes "The June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health notes:

"Around 90% of all deaths in war are civilians:

"The proportion of civilian deaths and the methods for classifying deaths as civilian are debated, but civilian war deaths constitute 85% to 90% of casualties caused by war, with about 10 civilians dying for every combatant killed in battle."

Swanson notes: "A top defense of war is that it must be used to prevent something worse, called genocide. Not only does militarism generate genocide rather than preventing it, but the distinction between war and genocide is a very fine one at best.""
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: The paper at the source of this claim is called "The Role of Public Health in the Prevention of War".


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Removal of resistance: I know that the first response most mainstream people give when presented with the 85% to 90% figure will be to challenge its veracity and label it, immediately, "some conspiracy theory". Unification: So this is a list of people involved and it should show you that you need to take it seriously as potential empirical fact which no doubt can be proved concretely if it is true, and at this stage it seems reasonable to suppose that very accurate figures will be available within the decade - assuming that the document below does not already do that, which it may well do - you have to pay to read it and I haven't done that yet (but I will do asap):

"William H. Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS, Kathy Barker, PhD, Neil Arya, MD, Jon Rohde, MD, Martin Donohoe, MD, Shelley White, PhD, MPH, Pauline Lubens, MPH, Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD, and Amy Hagopian, PhD

At the time of writing, William H. Wiist was with the Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Kathy Barker is with Washington Truth in Recruiting, Seattle. Neil Arya is with Office of Global Health, University of Western Ontario; Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo; and Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Jon Rohde is retired. Martin Donohoe is with the School of Community Health, Portland State University, Portland, OR. Shelley White is with the Department of Health Sciences Worcester State University, Worcester, MA. Pauline Lubens is with the MPH Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine. Geraldine Gorman is with the College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago. Amy Hagopian is with the Department of Global Health, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle."
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