Civilian casualties have dramatically increased in Afghanistan, with the number of civilian deaths doubling in 2007. The inadvertent killing of Afghans by U.S. and NATO forces is undermining efforts by the international community to stabilize Afghanistan, and has resulted in a decline in approval and support for international military forces in Afghanistan. Can NATO successfully defeat Taliban insurgents while simultaneously upholding thier mandate to protect Afghans and promote stability?
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- Elizabeth Rubin
Author of February 24, 2008 cover article on Afghanistan in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, "Battle Company is Out There"
- Nader Nadery
Commissioner, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
- Marc Garlasco
Human Rights Watch, recently featured in the Washington Post article, "The Man on Both Sides of Air War Debate"
- J Alexander Thier, Moderator
U.S. Institute of Peace