News and Features
Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.
With drone strikes and kill lists, the president set a dangerous precedent.
Americans remain mostly blind to the abusive treatment of terror suspects on US soil.
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.
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.”
Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.
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