In war, is it worse for civilians to be killed than soldiers? For example,

In war, is it worse for civilians to be killed than soldiers? For example,

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In war, is it worse for civilians to be killed than soldiers? For example, suppose that it's possible to attain an objective by killing a certain number of civilians, or by killing a significantly greater number of soldiers. Is the latter course preferable from an ethical standpoint, even though it involves more deaths?

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