US Troops Pose with Afghan Corpses

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Today's Los Angeles Times made news world wide by publishing 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. Is such behavior understandable? Is it forgivable?


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

Warren Olney

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