About This Project: Collateral Damage

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.

The Project

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.

The Team

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

Senior Graphic and Web Designer: Jyoti Sauna
Lead Web Developer: Satya Yalamanchi

Project Funding

Collateral Damage was made possible through a generous grant from the JEHT Foundation.

Core support of the Center for Public Integrity was provided by: 

Carnegie Corporation of New York 
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
John & Florence Newman Foundation 
Park Foundation, Inc. 
Popplestone Foundation 
Rockefeller Brothers Fund 
Supporters and members of the Center for Public Integrity

Colombia

Anti-terrorism funds enlisted in war on drugs

Jun 07, 2007
Thailand

An alliance gone bad

May 31, 2007
Uzbekistan

A repugnant choice

May 31, 2007
Pakistan

Billions in aid, with no accountability

May 31, 2007
Philippines

Sustaining an unpopular regime

May 31, 2007
Israel

Operation ‘targeted killings’

May 30, 2007
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