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The Real Costs of CIA Cash

John Sifton | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
John Sifton

The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.

U.S. and Afghan Troops Dance Off

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

There are days in Afghanistan when U.S. and Afghan forces are not in firefights with insurgents, neither are they sniffing out roadside bombs, or raiding weapons caches. Sometimes they're just dancing.

General Petraeus and ISAF, Blaming the Victims Again?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Petraeus reportedly engaged in an attempt to deflect blame for an alleged civilian casualty event, suggesting Afghan parents burned their own children to incriminate international forces. Has he lost his mind?

NATO Forces in Afghanistan Can't Deny They Killed Civilians in Sangin Anymore

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Exclusive, on-the-ground interviews obtained by Brave New Foundation's Rethink Afghanistan project confirm what NATO forces repeatedly denied: U.S. an...

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?

Where "Military Victory" Is an Oxymoron

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

We are calling on the president to investigate the baby shower raid that resulted in the killing of innocent Afghans, including two pregnant women.

U.S. Troops Killed Afghan Women, Then Dug Bullets Out Of Their Bodies To Cover It Up

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After initially denying involvement or any cover-up in the deaths of three Afghan women during a badly bungled American Special Operations assault in ...

U.S. and Allied Forces: We Killed Those Pregnant Afghan Women After All

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

These are not errors of "cultural understanding," as NATO spokespeople are claiming. They are intentional lies meant to allow someone to escape responsibility for killing three women, two of them pregnant.

Fix Night Raids in Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

While international forces in Afghanistan have killed fewer civilians in 2009 than in previous years many Afghans still feel abused and angry. One of the main reasons is night raids.