Changes in United States foreign policy and military assistance programs that seemed so urgent after the September 11 attacks have paid off in the capture of dangerous terrorist suspects and the disruption of possible attacks. But five years on, the influence of foreign lobbying on the U.S. government, as well as a shortsighted emphasis on counterterrorism objectives over broader human rights concerns, have generated staggering costs to the U.S. and its allies in money spent and political capital burned.
For more than a year, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) conducted an investigation to assess the impact of foreign lobbying and terrorism on post-9/11 U.S. military training and assistance policies.
ICIJ Director: Wendell Rawls
Project Manager: Nathaniel Heller
Writers: Michael Bilton, Prangtip Daorueng, Sarah Fort, Ignacio Gomez, Andreas Harsono, Patrick Kiger, Alain Lallemand, Yossi Melman, Mutegi Njau, Paul Radu, Gerardo Reyes, Leo Sisti, Marina Walker Guevara
Database Editor: Helena Bengtsson
Project Database Editor: Ben Welsh
Researchers: Susannah Hamblin, Victoria Kreha, Sarah Laskow and Adela Maskova
Editor: Tom Stites
Editorial Projects Coordinator: Leah Rush
Copy Editor: Marcia Kramer
Research Editor: Michelle R. Harris
Collateral Damage was made possible through a generous grant from the JEHT Foundation.
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John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John & Florence Newman Foundation
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund
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