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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 country isn’t dealing with the burden it placed on post-September 11 veterans—and some members of Congress want to start the conversation.

May 14, 2013

Who could forget the fakery around the fall of Saddam's statue? And the mainstream media was cheerleading all the way.

April 9, 2013

Why did Americans take so long to wake up to the loss of life in Iraq? Because the darker side of the invasion wasn't televised.

March 28, 2013

After its shallow coverage of the lead-up to the invasion, the press turned to shallow coverage of the invasion itself.

March 27, 2013

Rather than run a scheduled article critical of newspapers’ irresponsible approach to the Iraq invasion, the Post offered excuses and denials.

March 25, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Many strident voices who called for war in Iraq are now claiming ignorance and making excuses.

March 22, 2013

The sins of omission in interviewing neocons Richard Perle and Stephen Hadley.

March 22, 2013

In the wake of Citizens United, big campaign donors are buying off not only politicians, but also the local news networks that cover them.

March 21, 2013

Tomas Young accuses the White House of war crimes and murder, including that of “the thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.”

March 20, 2013