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.
This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.
The White House evidently believes it can kill us in secret and never own up to the fact.
Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?
Indiscriminate shelling is a daily reality in Zabadani, where nonviolent protests turned to guns after the regime began killing protesters.