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Civilian casualties news and analysis from The Nation
June 21, 2017
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
May 8, 2017
Congress Is Drawing a ‘Red Line’ Over Trump’s Support for the Saudi War on Yemen
Millions are threatened by famine, as Riyadh prepares an assault on the country’s key port.
March 29, 2017
Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the US military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
March 23, 2017
The Ambiguous Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
He may have talked about precision and constraint when it came to the national-security state, but he ultimately failed to leave us with a new strategic vision.
Karen J. Greenberg
March 22, 2017
Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years
“I have nightmares. I see the people who died of starvation and who I helped to bury.”
Houssam Muhammad Mahmoud
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January 5, 2017
The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Peace Movement
An eloquent call to reclaim our history and honor those who resisted the war, from a key architect of the opposition.
October 20, 2016
Where the Bodies Are Buried
War and survival in South Sudan’s forgotten town.
October 7, 2016
Yemen Faces Collapse as Civilians Flee Two Warring Factions in a Brutal Civil War
More than 10,000 have been killed, many by US ally Saudi Arabia in its indiscriminate bombing campaign.
October 6, 2016
This Film Shows Syria’s Civil War From the Victims’ Point of View
The White Helmets
is a harrowing documentary about that country’s heroic first responders.
September 2, 2016
Assad Regime to Besieged Aleppo: Surrender or Starve
“It was raining mortars, some landing just 20 meters from us…”