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Entries by Kathy Kelly from 05/2010

Atrocities Against Civilians in Afghanistan: A Troubling Timetable

| Posted 05.04.2010 | World

Arguments in favor of a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan should include readiness to examine disturbing patterns of misinformation regarding U.S./NATO attacks against Afghan civilians.

Pressured from All Sides in Pakistan's Swat Valley

| Posted 05.14.2010 | World

The government offensives, the militants, the landowners and the United States' insistence on crushing the Taliban have all made life extremely difficult for Swat's residents.

Drones and Democracy

| Posted 05.18.2010 | World

Reliance on deadly drone attacks has escalated, from the Bush to the Obama administrations, with very little significant public debate. And all the while, a civilian population's hatred for America grows.

I Want to Live with My Family

| Posted 05.24.2010 | World

Many Pakistanis, including some Pakistani military officials, feel astounded by the U.S. government suggestion that Pakistan should do more to dislodge militants from strongholds in FATA and in other parts of Pakistan.

Unarmed and Courageous: Emergency Workers in Afghanistan

| Posted 05.31.2010 | World

We in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war. The emergency hospital staff, unarmed and courageous, provide a fine example.