Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Watch

17
Sep
08

On air: Is it ever justified to kill civilians?

There has been a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan this year, according to new figures released by the United Nations. Last week Human Rights Watch said civilian deaths in Afghanistan from US and Nato air strikes have nearly tripled over the past year, with the onslaught continuing in 2008 and fuelling a public backlash

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said today that the U.S. military needs to do more to prevent the killing of ordinary Afghans caught up in military operations. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it ever justified to kill civilians?’

09
Sep
08

On Air: Is the international approach in Afghanistan all wrong?

Two stories have got you talking today and they are inextricably linked. President Bush is set to announce he’s to send more troops to Afghanistan. He will say that the improving security situation in Iraq will allow a “quiet surge” of troops in Afghanistan in coming months. Continue reading ‘On Air: Is the international approach in Afghanistan all wrong?’




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