Afghanistan

U.S. Army “Kill Team” Took Photos of Murdered Afghan Civilians

People in the Middle East might have something new to protest: Der Spiegel has published three photographs showing U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with the corpses of their alleged victims. The photos were taken by a U.S. unit that called itself a “kill team”; twelve of the men are being charged in relation to the murders of three Afghan civilians. The U.S. military had fought to keep the photos from the public, and called the images "repugnant to us as human beings and contrary to the standards and values of the United States.”