Controversial News Issue: Is the United States – and its Allies – Committing War Crimes in Afghanistan?

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Controversial news issue: Is the United States – and its allies – committing war crimes in Afghanistan?
The war in Afghanistan has become an ugly quagmire about which no one can feel good; the war has, quite literally, taken on a life of its own at a time when the United States economy is reeling and the nation is facing a troubling deficit that shows signs of worsening before (and if) it ever gets better. Against this backdrop, the 
Wikileaks
 controversy of recent days has shed light on the ugly prospect that the United States has indiscriminately killed Afghan civilians as part of its war to rout the Taliban. As time allows, the ensuing several pages will explore whether or not the US can rightly be accused of doing precisely what its...
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 reveals grim afghan war realities.” CBS News. 26 Jul. 2010. 28 Jul. 2010 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/26/world/main6713230.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody