Third time in 2 weeks

Earlier this week in Afghanistan, NATO helicopter gunners killed 9 Afghan boys who were gathering firewood, mistaking them for insurgents. One 14-year-old was the sole breadwinner of his family, [...]

The strategic harm of civilian casualties

The news today that the number of NATO induced civilian casualties have actually doubled this year in spite of a reduction in the use of air strikes is a terrible reminder of the humanitarian [...]

The Marja offensive's impact on civilians

A prominent narrative relating to the offensive in Marja has been the military’s emphasis on reducing civilian casualties. For example, the Brookings Institution notes that unlike past [...]

Rethink Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties

Our friends at Brave New Foundation have just released the latest part of their documentary Rethink Afghanistan. This segment offers a heartbreaking look at the civilian casualties caused by the [...]