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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.

Wreckage from a drone strike in Yemen

The White House evidently believes it can kill us in secret and never own up to the fact.

Blogs

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

As the ‘grown-ups’ in Jerusalem and Washington sort out the situation in Gaza, children keep getting killed.

July 29, 2014

"We are in the worst of times, except that it can get worse."

July 24, 2014

The deaths of the MH17 civilians ought to be the occasion for a cease-fire and a renewal of talks.

July 22, 2014

56 children have been killed during the Israeli military’s assault on Gaza so far.

July 18, 2014

Israel's single and looking to mingle. 

July 15, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 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

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014