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fratricide

(1) The killing of one’s sibling.
(2) A rarely used term for a person who commits fratricide.

fratricide

(frăt′rĭ-sīd″) [L. fratricidium]
Murder of one's brother or sister.
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Possible causes for soldiers committing suicides or fratricide are stress, personal problems and financial problems," said a senior Army official.
Technology combined with a rehearsed TTP to avoid fratricide and adherence to ROE could have prevented this occurrence.
In the earlier example, even if the HMMWVs are replaced by armored vehicles equipped with BTID, the fratricide still could have occurred--since BTID does not work within the platform-to-soldier domain.
The end result was a costly decision that led to a fatal fratricide incident.
Fratricide studies have illustrated a 25-percent increase in platform-to-soldier incidents and an increase in soldier-to-soldier incidents by 10 percent during recent major combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
In addition, partial fielding (either through design or system failure) of CTI technology has been proven to increase fratricide, not decrease it, as crews rely on the technology as the sole criteria to engage or not engage an unknown entity.
The fog of war and the human factor makes total elimination of fratricide difficult.
Brigades can avoid these challenges by training to report fratricides and serious incidents through the chain of command to the BOLT as part of the unit Standing Operating Procedure (SOP).
All fratricides and serious incidents during a training rotation at the JRTC require an investigation.
Armed with the knowledge that fratricides and serious incidents require an investigation, the BOLT should prepare subordinate commanders and staff officers to become investigating officers (IO) and devise a system to appoint and resource them when a fratricide occurs.
While identifying systemic causes of fratricides and serious incidents is not a legal function, the BOLT is the best-positioned staff section to do so because it reviews every investigation.
34) The TTP to counter these reporting challenges mirror those relating to fratricides and serious incident reporting discussed previously.