THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Tom Hayden

How many civilian deaths are acceptable?

(Elaina Natario Illustration)
By Tom Hayden
August 2, 2009

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The ghosts have returned in Afghanistan and Pakistan. As evidence, one can note the persistent pattern in which villagers, elders, and the Afghan and Pakistan governments cite high mortality figures, while the Americans engage in delay, denial, investigations of their own, and finally declare that the civilian casualties are far fewer than initially claimed. (Full article: 768 words)

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