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Rep. Ted Lieu Demands Pentagon Investigate NYT Exposé on Civilian Casualties

HeadlineNov 28, 2017
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And in an update to a Democracy Now! story last week, California Congressmember Ted Lieu has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis demanding the Pentagon respond to a New York Times exposé that revealed the U.S. military has killed many more civilians during its war on ISIS than the Pentagon has admitted. In an exposé entitled “The Uncounted,” journalists Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal revealed the U.S. is killing civilians in up to one in every five airstrikes—a figure 31 times higher than the Pentagon admits. In his letter, Congressmember Lieu demanded the Pentagon investigate the Times’ reports of civilian casualties, writing, “If the findings are accurate, the coalition’s conduct not only may violate the Law of Armed Conflict, it may also help ISIS in recruiting efforts.”

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