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Emran Feroz
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Sunday, 28 April 2019

War Hero Or War Criminal?

Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death. Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper’s roost. Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire.

Navy SEAL commandos from Team 7’s Alpha Platoon said they had seen their highly decorated platoon chief, Edward Gallagher, committing such shocking acts in Iraq. The soldiers had spoken up, repeatedly. But their frustration grew as months passed and they saw no sign of official action. 

The clear message was “Stop talking about it.” However, in the end nothing remains hidden. 

This great episode of NYT's The Daily focusses on Gallagher's crimes and how they brought the US military into yet another crisis.

Personally speaking, I have heard about many similar instants from Afghanistan. But mostly, nobody cares about what some villagers have to say. 

For that reason, a lot of crimes have gone unreported until today. 

War Hero Or War Criminal?
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