Nation Topics - Civilian Casualties
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We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.
Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.
It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.
An in-depth look at the civilian toll of America’s longest war.
A key to The Nation's interactive database.
A recounting of three horrific US/ISAF civilian massacres, the procedures implemented to prevent such events from happening again—and why those procedures were inadequate.
Coalition forces sometimes pay compensation to civilian victims and survivors of the suffering we have inflicted—but ISAF keeps no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.
Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.
If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”
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