10 U.S.C. § 950p(a)(1)(2010) (Title 10—Chapter 47A: Military Commissions)
(a) Definitions. In this subchapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 950p et seq.]:
(1) The term "military objective" means combatants and those objects during hostilities which, by their nature, location, purpose, or use, effectively contribute to the war-fighting or war-sustaining capability of an opposing force and whose total or partial destruction, capture, or neutralization would constitute a definite military advantage to the attacker under the circumstances at the time of an attack.