ACLU Releases Army Documents on Soldiers and Iraqi Killings
For a year, the ACLU has been trying to get documents from the military on the killings of Iraqis by U.S. Troops. It is filing a lawsuit today because to date, only the Army has complied with their FOIA request.
Also today, the ACLU released 10,000 pages of documents it received from the Army in a searchable database here.
Those documents include new evidence of coalition forces’ involvement in civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The nearly 10,000 pages that the ACLU is making public today include courts martial proceedings and military investigations regarding the possible wrongful death of civilians.
The files in many instances show a lack of proper training. From the New York Times report on the released documents:
They show repeated examples of troops believing they were within the law when they killed local citizens.
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