Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan

Taylor Owen explains why civilian casualties in Afghanistan are so troubling. Aside from the dead civilians, that is.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Bithead says:

    Where things get a little messy about this type of discussion, is the idea that so many times those people we’re labeling “civilians” end up being guerrillas, instead. I find it disturbing that so many that are willing to discuss our immorality in a war situation because “civilians” get killed, art willing to discuss even the possibility that such people are often not civilians at all.