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Military Admits ‘Errors’ in Civilian Bombing in Afghanistan, But Still Defends the Attacks and Warns of Greater Casualities

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3 Jun 09 | Rebel Reports and LAT

The attack in Farah province killed as many as 140 Afghan civilians. The U.S. military says errors were made, but insists the “targets” “posed legitimate threats to Afghan or American forces.”

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3 June 2009 at 4:23 pm

Chad Forces ‘Set to Enter Sudan’

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20 May 09 | AJE

Chad’s armed forces will soon enter Sudan to head off a planned assault by opposition fighters around its eastern border, the country’s interim defence minister says.


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20 May 2009 at 9:06 am

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Criticizes Afghan Air Strikes

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18 May 09 | NYT and BBC

The United States cannot succeed in Afghanistan if the American military keeps killing Afghan civilians, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

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18 May 2009 at 4:20 pm

Death From Above, Outrage Down Below

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by David Kilcullen and Andrew McDonald Exum

17 May 09 | NYT

It would be in our best interests, and those of the Pakistani people, to declare a moratorium on drone strikes into Pakistan.

Imagine, for example, that burglars move into a neighborhood. If the police were to start blowing up people’s houses from the air, would this convince homeowners to rise up against the burglars? Wouldn’t it be more likely to turn the whole population against the police? And if their neighbors wanted to turn the burglars in, how would they do that, exactly? Yet this is the same basic logic underlying the drone war.

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17 May 2009 at 5:49 pm

Afghan Civilian Deaths: Who is to Blame?

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Analysis by Laura King

17 May 09 | LAT

Commanders and villagers give conflicting accounts of the attack that Afghan officials say killed 140 civilians, two-thirds of them children and teenagers, in what may prove the most lethal episode of civilian casualties since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 — a toll disputed by the U.S. But injured girls make clear the costs for two families.

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17 May 2009 at 4:15 pm

Villagers in Afghanistan Describe Chaos of U.S. Strikes

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14 May 09 | NYT

The number of civilians killed by the American airstrikes in Farah Province last week may never be fully known. But villagers, including two girls recovering from burn wounds, described devastation that officials and human rights workers are calling the worst episode of civilian casualties in eight years of war in Afghanistan.

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14 May 2009 at 11:49 pm

Afghan Villagers Receive Reparations for U.S. Strike That Killed 140 Civilians Last Week

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12 May 09 | LAT

A government commission concluded that 140 civilians died, more than twice the figure cited by the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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12 May 2009 at 2:23 pm