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Troops in Afghanistan (Lewis Whyld/Press Association via AP Images)

The New York Times and Washington Post are both guilty of attacking this timeless straw man.

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.

Blogs

How a propaganda goof by Richard Nixon’s administration midwifed an urban legend that scarred American foreign policy and domestic politics for a generation.

December 3, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

Senator Merkley wants President Obama to consult Congress before agreeing to another decade of war. 

November 20, 2013

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013

Eric on the best TV series you have never heard of; and Reed on the sad state of republican politics.

September 13, 2013

Obama makes his case for intervention in Syria.

September 11, 2013

The president can and should explain the necessity of negotiation in the pursuit of a “just peace.”

September 10, 2013

Will President Obama’s prime-time address tonight signal a real shift in the White House’s Syria policy?

September 10, 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

When it comes to Syria, why should we trust President Obama? After all, he clearly doesn’t trust us.

September 9, 2013