Given the escalating conflict with no end in sight, thinking about assisting civilians after the conflict is a challenge. But planning to assist those harmed should start now.
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Efforts to minimize civilian casualties by any warring party are welcome. But we must not make the mistake of thinking technology is a substitute for transparency and accountability.
No matter his diplomatic wrongs, there is one piece of him we need to keep in Afghanistan: his emphasis on civilian protection.
Humanitarians have for decades picked up the pieces of what's been broken in war. What if the warring parties themselves started taking some responsibility?
The bargaining and cold calculation of compensation may be unfamiliar and even unsettling to many of us. But for Afghans, it is part of their traditional culture.
Uganda reminded us that the distinction between lawful and unlawful harm shouldn't give warring parties an excuse to walk away from civilian suffering.
The incoming US and Allied Forces Commander in Afghanistan has rightly put the "Afghan people" front and center.
American forces finally have good rules in place to minimize civilian deaths, but didn't stick to them when they counted the most, in the heat of battle. So why are US officials still blaming the Taliban?
So while the investigators press on and the applicable laws are figured out in the Gaza aftermath, here's an idea: help these people.
It was 7.30 on a hot July morning when the plane came swooping low over the remote ravine. Below, a bridal party was making its way to the groom's vil...
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