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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 Center for Public Integrity, through its 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 BiltonPrangtip Daorueng, Sarah Fort, Ignacio GomezAndreas Harsono, Patrick Kiger, Alain LallemandYossi MelmanMutegi NjauPaul RaduGerardo ReyesLeo SistiMarina 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