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America's Afghan Victims

An in-depth look at the civilian toll of America’s longest war.

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.

Soldiers in Afghanistan

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.

A boy injured in an airstrike

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.

Grave of a victim of an air strike

If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.

Hydra

Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”

Afghans protesting killing of civilians in raid by US/ISAF forces

Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.

Marla Ruzicka

This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.

Blogs

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 

February 21, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Bill's Keller's justifications for intervention in Syria sound awfully familiar. 

January 15, 2014

Obama wants another decade of war in Afghanistan—but a new book says he’s already lost faith in the mission. 

January 7, 2014

How does Obama justify killing innocents this time?

December 18, 2013

How a propaganda goof by Richard Nixon’s administration midwifed an urban legend that scarred American foreign policy and domestic politics for a generation.

December 3, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

Senator Merkley wants President Obama to consult Congress before agreeing to another decade of war. 

November 20, 2013

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013