Media Roundtable: NY Times investigates the true human cost of America's air wars
On this edition of Your Call's Media Roundtable, we discuss recent explosive New York Times investigation about the human toll of US airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
According to a hidden Pentagon archive of the US air war in the Middle East since 2014, "it has been marked by deeply flawed intelligence, rushed and often imprecise targeting, and the deaths of thousands of civilians, many of them children, a sharp contrast to the American government’s image of war waged by all-seeing drones and precision bombs."
Azmat Khan, award-winning investigative reporter and contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine
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