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Our Tools of War, Turned Blindly Against Ourselves

February 18, 2005 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

What is a war casualty? The answer appears painfully obvious. It asserts itself not through argument but, more viscerally, through photographs: a torso shredded by a road-side bomb; a bloodied peasant spread-eagled in a ditch; a soldier (cigarette...

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