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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) paid compensation to relatives of at least 105 Afghans “killed in error” by British forces last year, three times more than in 2008: here.
Britain: Peace activists camped in Parliament Square have lost their fight against eviction at the High Court: here.
Labour leadership candidate Diane Abbott has proclaimed her support for a big new push against the disastrous Afghan war and Trident nuclear weapons replacement: here.
Coalition forces in Afghanistan are already negotiating with the Taliban in secret and government claims to the contrary are merely “despicable” face saving, a senior member of the Stop the War Coalition has alleged.
The removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the US commander in Afghanistan and his replacement by Gen. David Petraeus presage a drastic increase in the level of US military violence and the scale of civilian casualties among the Afghan population: here.
USA: Kucinich: We Are Losing Our Nation to Lies About the Necessity of War: here.
Using social scientists in military human terrain teams blurs the lines between independent academia and partisan militarism: here.
Obama’s new military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, made clear in Senate testimony Tuesday that the war would last well beyond July 2011 and that he would lead an intensification of military violence against the Afghan people: here.
Rep. John Conyers on why he opposes Obama Admin’s $33 billion escalation of Afghanistan war: here.
U.S. ‘not winning’ in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary tells Congress: here.
Grim Afghan toll as 100 foreign troops die in June: here.
Why I Voted Against a War that Has No End, No Clear Mission and Increasing American Casualties: here.
Rare extended interview with Michael Hastings, whose Rolling Stone article led to the firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal: here.
Robert Gates tightens rules for military and media following Rolling Stone’s McChrystal profile: here.
In assuming command of the US-led war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus reiterated his statements that the military will alter its rules of engagement, signaling an escalation in civilian casualties from air strikes and heavy weapons: here.
NATO pilots blitzed five of their Afghan army allies on Wednesday as the soldiers were attacking guerillas in the eastern province of Ghazni.
Survey of Afghans points to rampant corruption in government: The Washington Post: Corruption has soared: here.