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Gen. Stanley McChrystal put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”
A recounting of three horrific civilian massacres by coalition forces — and a probe of the inadequate safeguards put in place after the fact.
If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.
Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.
Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, targeting of military-age males pervades the entire chain of command — up to the Oval Office.
Coalition forces in Afghanistan pay compensation to civilian victims and their survivors — but keep no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.