A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan


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Civilian Dead do not exist for a (likely) War Criminal: Bombs Away Marc Galasco.

 (a translation in Spanish exists at:

I have frequently been asked (and criticized) why a development economist should be concerned or know anything about, civilian casualties of war? My answer has been that in some thirty years of teaching and researching about the Third World my focus has been upon how “development” has affected the everyday lives of people. Sadly, such development has created an “economic body count.” My interest in civilian casualties explores how modern wars results in a “war body count,” severely affecting the everyday lives of simple, innocent people struggling to survive. The very same point has recently been made by the former chief economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, in his Globalization and Its Discontents (New York: W.W. Norton, 20002) on p. 24.

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