acceptable losses

acceptable losses

Destruction or casualties that are considered reasonable because they happen in the context of a war or military attack. The general considered the destruction of the tanks to be acceptable losses since his soldiers returned from the mission alive and uninjured. Many would argue that any lost lives should not be considered acceptable losses
See also: acceptable, loss
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The Center has mentioned that many official reports issued by the Global Coalition indicate that Daesh uses the new recruits directly on the front lines of the conflict since they represent what amounts to acceptable losses to this terrorist group.
Heaton and Lewis provide solid insight into the British political issues of acceptable losses and public support.
Anyone getting long of games is likely to incur acceptable losses should either player oblige in straight sets.
High-profile drug busts are written of by cartels as acceptable losses.
Assessing Detroit 3-day delivery: An assessment this weekend by The Associated Press indicates that the program of home delivery of the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays is a qualified success, with acceptable losses in circulation and "millions" saved in reduced production costs.
The more interviews I do, the more it seems policymakers are operating on a combat model of acceptable losses, on the premise that to bake a cake, you have to break a few eggs.
Ziesk is also the author of Acceptable Losses A Cold Spring and many short stories.
I wonder if Labour has set a target of acceptable losses before they do something about bringing these guys home.
In 1944 the bombers began to penetrate German defenses with acceptable losses.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-23 August 2002-Gartner study examines what is classed as acceptable losses when it comes to online shopping (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Unless specified otherwise, acceptable losses are [is less than or equal to] 0.
Corporate America is more interested in competitive positioning, with acceptable losses, than in securing their knowledge.
The elite politics of the cold war, which generated fears of subversion from within, missiles from without and built on the so-called lessons of Munich, created a limited mandate for interventionist wars in the Third World--limited not in the extent of destruction or suffering inflicted but in relation to the level of acceptable losses.
His novels include The Young Lions (1948), a World War II story of two American soldiers, one a Jew, the other a Gentile; The Troubled Air (1951), concerning actors harassed by charges of Communist sympathy; Lucy Crown (1956); Two Weeks in Another Town (1960); Voices of a Summer Day (1965); Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) and its sequel Beggarman, Thief (1977), recounting the lives of two brothers; Evening in Byzantium (1973); Nightwork (1975); The Top of the Hill (1979); Bread Upon the Water (1981); and Acceptable Losses (1982).
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