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General: Brace for Thousands of GI Casualties

McCaffrey predicts Afghan spring offensive will take heavy toll

(Newser) - America should prepare for thousands of casualties when the beefed-up US force in Afghanistan begins its spring offensive against the Taliban, warns a retired general and military expert. Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an analyst who has visited the war zone several times, predicts US casualties will rise to as many as... More »

Shame On NBC's Williams in Pentagon Flap

Anchor's reaction to exposé on 'experts' as absurd as TV complicity

(Newser) - NBC anchor Brian Williams is digging himself an ever deeper, more shameful hole by brushing off a New York Times exposé that questioned the “core credibility” of network war reporting, Glenn Greenwald asserts in Salon. The piece revealed Pentagon propaganda efforts that indict NBC News and others, but when... More »

UK Probes Charges That CIA Used Brit Prison for Torture

(Newser) - British officials will investigate persistent claims that the CIA secretly interrogated terrorism suspects at a UK prison in the Indian Ocean, the Guardian reports. Authorities have repeatedly questioned American officials, who deny the reports. But an organization representing detainees insists the claims are true, adding that the British may be... More »

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