The diffusion of responsibility among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Surgeon General and Public Health Service, the military, and NIH creates this ambiguity.
It follows from the defense's argument that none of the indicted combatants may reasonably bear responsibility for this war's horror due to the diffusion of responsibility and the inability for any international body to properly adjudicate it.
The zoo has faced criticism for years by animal rights groups about deteriorating and unsafe conditions, and many city officials blamed the problems on the diffusion of responsibility for the facility.
It meant not only diffusion of responsibility from "the mother" to all adults in the world of babysitters and complex families; there was a practical recognition that children, especially in multi-child families, could not be watched all the time.
This diffusion of responsibility raises the specter of companies wrestling with as many as 50 different sets of administrative rules, increased government bureaucracy and increased costs of corporate compliance.