Military Justice

U.S. may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, international prosecutors say

U.S. may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, international prosecutors say

U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said in a report Monday, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court.

"Members of U.S. armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May, 2003, and 31 December, 2014," according to the report issued by prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office.

The report adds that CIA operatives may have subjected at least 27 detainees in...

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