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'Stomach-Wrenching' Report Reveals Secret US Strike Command's High Civilian Death Toll

The unit, called Talon Anvil, is said to have killed Syrian civilians at 10 times the rate of similar airstrikes elsewhere in the so-called War on Terror.

Brett Wilkins ·


Pentagon Blasted for 'Unacceptable Failure' to Reckon With Civilian Casualties

"For too long, the United States has failed to live up to its legal and moral commitments to the protection of civilians, as well as its own stated policies. This needs to change."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Infuriating' Report Reveals 'Breathtaking Cover-Up' of US Airstrike That Killed Syrian Civilians

"This NYT report on the cover-up of U.S. war crimes in Syria should make your blood boil. The U.S. wantonly kills civilians, covers it up, and then tells other countries how 'democracy' works."

Jessica Corbett ·


Denial of Wrongdoing in Deadly Kabul Strike Reveals 'Systemic Problem' at Pentagon: Critics

According to the Pentagon's assessment, the military "followed all rules and then killed an entire family," said one critic. "Might the rules, or the whole drone project, need a review?"

Kenny Stancil ·



Drones Must Be Banned as Weapons

America's parting drone attack in Afghanistan, which killed an aid worker and his family, is emblematic of the entire drone war.

Peter Weiss ·


US to Offer 'Condolence Payments' to Relatives of 10 Civilians Killed in Drone Strike

The Pentagon statement follows a call for President Joe Biden to "show real concern for civilians by taking more meaningful steps to prevent civilian casualties as a result of all U.S. lethal operations."

Andrea Germanos ·


Droning on in This Hellfire World

Assassins-in-Chief and their brood.

Tom Engelhardt ·


Family Member of Civilians Killed by US Drone Strike Demands Justice

A drone missile's only mission is to kill everyone within its blast radius. It is left to generals and public relations flacks to smooth over the collateral damage.

Tony Norman ·


US Admits Strike Killing 10 in Kabul Was a 'Mistake'—But It Is Not a New Problem

The incident underlines the dangers of conducting counterterrorism remotely with missile and drone strikes.

Juan Cole ·

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