Civilian Casualties And The Modern Battlefield

Tom Landquist Middle East, Military 1 Comment

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) is currently investigating an airstrike in Iraq, which took place in the hotly contested city of Mosul. The details are still very murky, but preliminary fears are that upwards of 200 civilians were killed. This, along with similar instances in Syria, has brought the issue of civilian casualties into the public eye once again. …

The Global Failure of Syria

Tom Landquist Donald Trump, Middle East 4 Comments

The past year we have been bombarded by images and videos coming out of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The devastation has been vast, the lives lost have been in large part innocent women and children trapped in the middle of airstrikes and rebel forces. One particular video showing the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack in a hospital made …