Report finds uncivil fatality rates in civil affairs command

Wednesday - 2/9/2011, 10:08am EST

Barbara Slavin, Freelance Writer, Center for Public Integrity

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The goal was to win the hearts and minds of locals in Iraq and Afghanistan. But a new report by the Center for Public Integrity finds that Civil Affairs Reservists have died disproportionately in war zones. Their investigative report finds that the Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command lacked the soldiers, training and equipment to do the job. Barbara Slavin, a freelance writer for the Center for Public Integrity, explains.