I hate to break it to you, but the first priority of war is to win it. If you don't win it, you lost. If you only started it to benefit a small group of businesses in your country, your country lost. It's a harsh reality, but protecting your troops comes second to winning. Winning is its own protection. If you're concerned about good press, you're conducting a propaganda war; and that must come after winning and protectig your troops. "Enemy civilians" is an oxymoron, only morons with the mental ability of a ox think the term means anything. Civilians are non-combatants who don't support our enemies. The enemy is anyone who raises a weapon against you, or aids those who do.