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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.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

drone

Since the dawn of air power, supporters have advanced fantasies that, again and again, have failed to pan out—while civilians die in often staggering numbers.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Muslim students

A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.

Blogs

The GOP is getting restless on Afghanistan.

June 13, 2011

Liveblogging the House's day of votes on bipartisan measures that could stop or slow US military involvement in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2011

On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters that the Obama administration has no evidence that the Pakistani government knew Osama bin Laden was living within its borders.

May 19, 2011

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon cracks a joke at Obama’s Middle East adviser on the staff of the National Security Council, relatively hawkish, pro-Israel Dennis Ross.

May 13, 2011

If select politicians are going to see the bin Laden death photos, shouldn't others be able to see them too?

May 11, 2011

Arab youth activists respond to the death of Osama bin Laden, addressing how he impacted their lives over the years and what sort of questions his death raises for the region.

May 11, 2011

Because we have not held Dick Cheney and the other war criminals accountable for their crude distortion of international law, torture continues to sneak into our national diaogue as a viable option for intelligence gathering.

May 10, 2011

With Osama gone, chairs Congressional Progressive Caucus join chairs emeritus of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus say bring the troops and the tax dollars home.

May 5, 2011

Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not helped our national security, Jeremy Scahill says, and the US is actually giving people in Afghanistan a reason to want to fight America.

May 4, 2011

Pakistan's lobbyists in Washington will have a tough time answering questions about the country's possible role in sheltering Osama bin Laden.

May 4, 2011