Joint Chiefs Chairman General Dempsey in discussing Operation Protective Edge.
Blogger Elder of Ziyon posted a discussion of this point and the relevant law. HERE
Interesting how the US actually sent a team to learn from Israel what to do under such circumstances. And this after our erstwhile Secretary of State, John Kerry, belittled Israel’s attempts to limit civilian casualties during the war on national television. It seems that the professional soldiering class does understand the realities of modern warfare, no matter how much the Obama administration tries to shackle them to his politically correct anti-Israel, anti-western Leftist perspective.