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Fighting assumptions: how are we bookending the global war on terror? (Katja Theodorakis, The Strategist)

The Pentagon investigation into the drone strike that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, from one family near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on 30 August was released earlier this month. The finding that the strike was an ‘honest mistake’ and ‘not a violation of law, including the law of war’ is a dismaying reminder that the most pressing lessons of the global war on terror are not the oft-cited strategic miscalculations and intelligence failures, but the moral ones.

Fighting assumptions: how are we bookending the global war on terror? | The Strategist (aspistrategist.org.au)