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Mystery surrounds death of Bay man killed in Baghdad

Mystery surrounds death of Bay man killed in Baghdad Carlie Walker | 19th May 2016 2:15 PM DEVASTATING: Hervey Bay’s Chris and Angela Betts. Chris died while working in Iraq on May 12. A TEAM of investigators from the federal … Continue reading

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Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable?

Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable? They may confirm that since torture is a war crime, it can never be a policy option. By David Cole May 10, 2016 Soldier walks through Abu Ghraib A US … Continue reading

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Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility?

Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility? A federal court is reexamining whether a civilian contractor can be sued for incidents of torture or whether the US military was ultimately responsible. By Story Hinckley, Staff May 12, 2016 Save … Continue reading

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Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military

Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military  

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Baghdad embassy shooting: Bodyguard found at scene of suspicious death en route to Australia

Baghdad embassy shooting: Bodyguard found at scene of suspicious death en route to Australia 7.30 Dylan Welch  Email Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Photo Sun McKay flew out of Iraq overnight Tuesday and plans to travel back to Australia. ABC The Australian … Continue reading

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THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ

THE UNDERBELLY OF GLOBAL SECURITY: SIERRA LEONEAN EX-MILITIAS IN IRAQ Maya Mynster Christensen* ↵*Maya Mynster Christensen (isk-mk03@fak.dk) is an Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Defence College. The article has greatly benefited from comments by anonymous reviewers and the editors … Continue reading

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U.S. Court Grapples with Abu Ghraib Torture Question: Who Was Responsible—the Torturers or U.S. Military?

U.S. Court Grapples with Abu Ghraib Torture Question: Who Was Responsible—the Torturers or U.S. Military? Friday, May 13, 2016 Major General Geoffrey Miller testifies at Abu Ghraib congressional hearing, 2004 (photo: Alex Wong, Getty/AFP) By Larry O’Dell, Associated Press RICHMOND, … Continue reading

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Torture is not a policy choice

Torture is not a policy choice May 11, 2016 By Zachery Morris Twelve years after horrific photos surfaced of U.S. soldiers torturing Iraqi civilians at Abu Ghraib prison, torture remains headline news. Disturbingly, the focus of this public conversation has … Continue reading

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Baghdad embassy shooting: Detained former soldier was investigated over threats, colleague says

Baghdad embassy shooting: Detained former soldier was investigated over threats, colleague says Exclusive by Defence Reporter Andrew Greene Updated about an hour ago Photo: A colleague says there was concern about Sun McKay’s behaviour for some time. (ABC) Related Story: … Continue reading

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Iraq embassy security firm still missing top staff

Iraq embassy security firm still missing top staff The Australian May 16, 2016 12:00AM Anthony Klan Journalist Sydney https://plus.google.com/110790254144288601738 Former Australian special forces soldier Sun Mckay with Malcolm Turnbull in Baghdad in January. The private security company in charge of … Continue reading

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