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The Iraq War's Civilian Toll

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The Iraq War's Civilian Toll

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The Iraq War's Civilian Toll

The Iraq War's Civilian Toll

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The U.S. Army recently released documents shedding light on compensation paid for civilian casualties, as well as property damage.

We hear from the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained the documents under a Freedom of Information Act; a former army officer, who adjudicated claims against the U.S. military in Baghdad; and from a wounded soldier, who recounts the split-second, life-or-death decisions U.S. troops must make when faced with potential car bombers at checkpoints in civilian areas.

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