Photo Gallery: The Cost of War
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Photo Gallery: The Cost of War

Compensation for Bombing Victims The Price of an Afghan Life

The German military is paying $5,000 in compensation to every family that lost a member in a German-ordered airstrike in Afghanistan. But the seemingly generous gesture is just the latest twist in a bizarre dispute over how much the life of a dead civilian is worth.
Von Jochen-Martin Gutsch
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan