Then-General Lloyd Austin III, commander of the US Central Command, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

We Cannot Let New Pentagon Rules Sanitize or Legitimize Brutality of Endless War

New protocols seeking to make US military operations more ethical and compassionate have the awkward effect of legitimizing them.

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