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Afghanistan Civilian Deaths

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...

Roadside Bomb Kills 18 Afghan Civilians

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed 18 civilians Sunday, mostly women and children, after it struck a small ...

Afghan Officials Accuse NATO Of Killing Civilians

AP | AMIR SHAH and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials accused NATO of killing civilians in an airstrike that left at least 10 dead in the country's remote east,...

Bomb Kills 14 Members Of Single Family During Eid Al-Fitr Celebration

AP | AMIR SHAH and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country'...

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...

Top U.S. General Says He Can Work With Airstrike Ban

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The top American commander in Afghanistan said on Sunday that he believes the U.S.-led NATO coalition can operate effective...

Karzai Slams U.S. For Not Consulting On Airstrike

AP | HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president said Saturday that the United States has put the two countries' security pact at risk with a unilat...

NATO Apologizes For Civilian Deaths In Airstrike

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

PATROL BASE PUL-I-ALAM, Afghanistan — The top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan offered a somber apology on Friday in an eastern ...

Civilian Deaths Dropping In Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of Afghan civilians killed has dropped 36 percent so far this year compared with last, the U.N. said Wednesday, ...

NATO Airstrikes Kill 8 Civilians

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S.-led coalition on Sunday disputed reports that eight civilians, including children, were killed in a NATO airstrike...

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."

Afghanistan Shootings: Witnesses Saw One Shooter, Not Many, Say Afghan Officials

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- None of the Afghans who witnessed the March 11 massacre of 16 villagers has reported personally seeing more than one shooter,...

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.

Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan War Hit Record High

AP | By KAY JOHNSON | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Last year was the deadliest on record for civilians in the Afghan war, with 3,021 killed as insurgents ratcheted up violence wit...

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...

Afghan Civilian Deaths Up 15 Percent: U.N.

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of Afghan civilians killed in war-related violence rose 15 percent in the first half of this year, according to ...