Consider this: as many women are killed by their male partners each year in the U.S. as U.S.ers were killed in the attack by the Taliban operatives on "9/11". As MacKinnon has noted, murder by male batterers of women is women's annual "9/11".
Consider this list:
|1950-1953||Korean War||United States (as part of the United Nations) and South Korea vs. North Korea and Communist China|
|1960-1975||Vietnam War||United States and South Vietnam vs. North Vietnam|
|1961||Bay of Pigs Invasion||United States vs. Cuba|
|1983||Grenada||United States Intervention|
|1989||US Invasion of Panama||United States vs. Panama|
|1990-1991||Persian Gulf War||United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq|
|1995-1996||Intervention in Bosnia and Herzegovina||United States as part of NATO acted peacekeepers in former Yugoslavia|
|2001||Invasion of Afghanistan||United States and Coalition Forces vs. the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to fight terrorism.|
|2003||Invasion of Iraq||United States and Coalition Forces vs. Iraq|
Now, consider that all U.R.A. covert operations, for example against people--disproportionately children and women in Central American countries, particularly but not only in the 1980s, are not listed. For a much more horrendously complete list, see here. Also, the WHS U.S.'s wars against people of color within the boundaries of the U.R.A. are not counted, such as the creation and maintenance of poverty; tangential to this: the U.S. government's commitment to on-going genocide against Indigenous Americans is not listed. Also, the Maafa is not listed. The war against Mexico's "illegal aliens", back onto Mexican war-taken land now illegally called "The Southwestern United States", is not included. The internment of Japanese Americans during WWII is not included.
What I'd like to state here is what the video title tells us, in an ungendered way: "collateral damage" always means the heinous murder of primarily women and children, and are also raped in any wars by men against men. This is to say, any and all wars by men against men are wars against women and children.
While what follows is not on the subject of the sexual politics of U.R.A. military policies and practices, I think it's important to see. With great thanks to one of BrownFemiPower's sites where I found this video. These opening remarks were found at one of her sites.
Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. ...
Here's a video about some of the damage done: