New York Times: U.S. Forces May Have Committed War Crimes in Afghanistan, Prosecutor Says
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday that she had a “reasonable basis to believe” that American soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan, including torture.
The international prosecutor has been considering whether to begin a full-fledged investigation into potential war crimes in Afghanistan for years. In Monday’s announcement, the prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, signaled that a full investigation was likely.
Still, the prosecutor did not announce a final decision on an investigation, which would have to be approved by judges, and it is unlikely that the United States will cooperate.
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WNU Editor: The timing is interesting .... this report is being released now .... just a week after the U.S. Presidential election. But since an investigation will need to be approved by judges, and the U.S. has a lot of sway on this body .... the recommendation for an investigation is probably going to die on the table.
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