Problem

Accidental military incidents

Other Names:
Military fallibility
Military errors
Military accidents
Nature:

Military accidents can involve errors of human judgement or instrument failure, and can increase the risk of conflict or war. They may include: accidental entry into national territory of adversary because of adverse weather, instrument malfunctions, troop or ship manoeuvres in regions of tension, and mistaken identities.

Incidence:

A USA official admitted that American pilots acted in error when they fired heat-seeking missiles at targets in the no-fly zone over southern Iraq, and one another occasion in mid-1983.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
24.06.2019 – 19:16 CEST