This page is about the doublespeak term friendly fire
Meaning: bullets or bombs from one's own side that kill or injure one's own people
- Why are so many of our soldiers killed by friendly fire?
- They said our son was lost due to friendly fire, but they wouldn't say how it happened.
Can refer to anything from one death or injury caused by an inaccurate gunshot to dozens of deaths and injuries caused by a bomb or missile strike that mistakenly targets one's own forces instead of enemy forces.
A soldier who's killed by friendly fire is shot or bombed
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Contributor: Matt Errey