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Your headline on Feb. 15 implies that 12 Afghan civilians were targeted by the United States. The headline should have informed us that their deaths were caused by stray or possibly mistargeted missiles.

Did those Marjah Afghans aim to kill Americans with the opium they grow? Of course not. They are only trying to eke out a living.

Do American forces deliberately target Afghan civilians? Of course not. They are painstakingly trying to kill only the Taliban militants.

Wallace L. Haynes

West Valley City