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Inquiry Finds U.S. Strike Killed Wedding Party

Imagine this happening in the U.S.: Forty-seven people, including the bride, are killed on their way to a wedding after an airstrike on “militants” goes off course. Of course, this happened not in the U.S. but in Afghanistan, and, of course, the attack’s civilian toll was initially denied by the U.S. military.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008 READ MORE


Mail Order Wife
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On the Great Ukrainian Bride Hunt

A Harper’s reporter goes undercover on a tour designed to introduce Western men to Eastern European and Russian women. The tour company says men are treated ?like an alpha-male wolf ...  having the sheep brought in.? (The picture above is a real company listing.)

Posted on Jul 24, 2006 READ MORE


Child brides of Afghanistan
From Stephanie Sinclair / The New York Times

The Child Brides of Afghanistan

The N.Y. Times presents a photo essay on girls as young as 11 being married off to men three or four times their age, sometimes to settle gambling debts. The last line of the accompanying textual essay is as heartbreaking as anything you’ll ever read.

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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