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Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a ?New Warfare?

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Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a ?New Warfare?. Examines the Pentagon?s treatment of the civilian casualty issue in the Iraq and Afghan wars, reviews the "spin" and "news frames" used by defense officials to shape the public debate over casualties, and critiques the concept of a "precision warfare" as misleading. Case studies include the Baghdad bombing campaign. An appendix provides a comprehensive Guide to Surveys and Reporting on Casualties in the Afghan and Iraq Wars. By Carl Conetta.

 

By Project on Defense Alternatives , US.

Defense Policy Resource.