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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.

Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

Blogs

The threat of a reckless US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever, but politically-motivated military strikes will only make a horrific war even worse.

August 27, 2013

As Obama prepares for air strike.

August 26, 2013

Obama could be arming fighters who want to take their struggle to Russia itself.

August 6, 2013

He claimed Hiroshima was “a military base.” When tens of thousands of women and children had just been incinerated.

August 6, 2013

Famed film director (and history buff) Oliver Stone tells the story of the bomb in The Untold History of the United States.

August 5, 2013

Leaker revealed thousands of civilian casualties in Iraq that we wouldn’t know about otherwise.

August 3, 2013

Shaye was the first to expose the US cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah—the first Obama administration-approved attack in Yemen.

July 25, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Sixty-eight years ago last week the Nuclear Age began with the first successful test of an atomic weapon at the Trinity site in the New Mexico desert.

July 24, 2013

Chairman of Joint Chiefs, former Centcom commander urge caution.

July 23, 2013