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Afghanistan Civilian Deaths

Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Reach New High In 2014

Posted 12.19.2014 | World

KABUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - At least 3,188 Afghan civilians have been killed in the intensifying war with the Taliban in 2014, making it the deadliest y...

Karzai Expresses Anger At U.S. Gov't In Emotional Interview

Posted 03.02.2014 | World

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai expressed anger at the U.S. government in an emotional interview published Sunday night in The Washington Post. ...

Coverage of 'Moral Injury' Among U.S. Vets Masks Disregard of Civilian War Suffering

Edward Wasserman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Why do the media have so little place in their editorial imaginations for the pain of these wars when the people hurting aren't ours? Why do they dwell on a bruised fist while ignoring the face it shattered?

Probe Of Civilian Deaths Abandoned In Afghanistan

Reuters | Hamid Shalizi and Dylan Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

KABUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's intelligence service has abandoned its investigation into the murder of a group of civilians after being ref...

Sgt. Bales and the Myth of Military Justice

John Sifton | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
John Sifton

It is a good outcome that Bales has been held accountable for his deadly attacks on Afghan civilians. But his crimes are not the only heinous incidents involving U.S. personnel to have occurred in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

American Anniversaries from Hell

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Take this April. It will be the ninth anniversary of the widespread release of the now infamous photos of torture, abuse, and humiliation from Abu Ghraib. Or to pick another anniversary that, strangely enough, goes uncelebrated here, consider the passage of the USA Patriot Act.

NATO Troops Accidentally Kill 2 Afghan Boys

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

KABUL, March 2 (Reuters) - NATO said on Saturday its forces had accidentally shot dead two Afghan boys, in the latest of a series of reports of civi...

UN: Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan Fall 20 Percent

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

By Jack Kimball KABUL, May 11 (Reuters) - After five years of rising deaths, civilian casualties in Afghanistan dropped 20 percent in ...

In Defense of the United States Military

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

In the days since we first heard the news I've lost track of how many times I've read or heard the sentiment that somehow the culture or conditions within our U.S. military made him do it. Or that the military "taught him to kill."

How Much Is A Life Worth? As Little As $210

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Jack Kimball KABUL, March 14 (Reuters) - In Afghanistan, if NATO forces kill a member of your family, it is better in terms of mon...

What Does Afghanistan Have to Do With Vietnam?

Ethan Casey | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Ethan Casey

This incident requires a real, soul-searching moral response by the American military hierarchy. But the military does the bidding of civilian society, and that's where the real soul-searching needs to take place.

Last Chance to Get It Right in Afghanistan

John Sifton | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
John Sifton

Afghanistan's future should not depend on Hamid Karzai or any other individual, but on democratic institutions that ensure that citizens get the better lives they deserve.

Assembly Time

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Not only do Weeda and her co-workers assemble stories, documents and pictures from the families of victims of war, they also help build supportive communities amongst the families whose trust they have gained through their repeated visits.

More Lost by the Second

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

It's a bit odd to me that with my sense of geographical direction I'm ever regarded as a leader to guide groups in foreign travel. Specifically, I'm recalling a steaming hot night in Lahore, Pakistan.

Roadside Bombs Kill 17 in Afghanistan, Say Officials

Reuters | By Abdul Malik | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

LASHKAR GAH, July 29 (Reuters) - Roadside mines killed 17 civilians in southern Afghanistan on Friday when a minibus and a tractor separately hit expl...

How U.S. Intelligence Failures Led To Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.10.2011 | World

At 6:22 a.m., the drone pilot radioed an update: "All ... are finishing up praying and rallying up near all three vehicles at this time." The camera ...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's Afghan Legacy: More Civilian Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- There is no consensus about what good has been achieved in the two-plus years that President Barack Obama has waged war in Afghanistan. ...

Afghanistan War Killed 2 Children Daily In 2010: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) - An average of two children per day were killed in Afghanistan last year, with areas of the once peaceful north now among the most da...

Government: 2010 Marks Record High Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan

Reuters || Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) -- The number of Afghan police killed during 2010 fell about seven percent to 1,292, the government said on Monday, despite violence s...

Believe in Violence and Be Saved

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

If we oppose war, if we stand in horror at every nuance and detail of it that comes to our attention, if we grow less "knowing" and "sophisticated" as the days pass and the machinery of empire grinds on -- this cynicism is our dilemma.

Why Oversight Matters: The Consequences of Hiring Criminals and Insurgents to Guard US Bases

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

When U.S.-employed base guards commit extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, or other harassment of the local population with no consequences, the local community holds the U.S. responsible.

Spike in Civilian Casualties Shows U.S. War Policy Is Failing Afghans and Americans

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan reports that the number of civilians killed in the first six months of 2010 spiked by 25 percent compared to the same period last year.

UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties, Injuries Rising Sharply

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) KABUL, Afghanistan - The number of civilians killed in the Afghan conflict in the first six months of the year rose 25 percent compared with the ...

Targeted Killings New U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with that reality, and the pressure of a self-imposed deadline to begin withdrawing troops by July 2011, the Obama administration is starting to...

Afghanistan: Special Ops Killing Of Civilians In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

rethinkafghanistan.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and allied forces storm an Afghan family's home. They kill civilians. They lie about it. The public affairs officer denies it. Outraged community...