Today's Los Angeles Times published photographs of American soldiers posing with the body parts of Afghans who apparently blew themselves up trying to manufacture explosives. The front page shows a soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division with what appears to be the hand of a dead bomb-maker on his shoulder. The Times says it decided on publication even though the Pentagon asked that they be withheld. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says an investigation into soldiers' conduct will be conducted.
US Troops Pose with Afghan Corpses
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David Zucchino - Los Angeles Times, Craig Whitlock - Washington Post - @CraigMWhitlock, Alissa Johannsen Rubin - New York Times - @alissanyt, Robert Killebrew - Center for a New American Security