New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity | Ben Wadham

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Allegations of the killing of two children in Afghanistan are just the latest controversies about the behaviour of the ADF

• Ben Wadham is a sociologist at Flinders University, a former infantry soldier and military investigator

Once again Australian special forces are being investigated for war crimes. This time it’s for alleged killings said to have occurred in Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013 involving the deaths of two children.

The first involves the alleged unlawful killing of the 14- or 15-year-old Afghan boy Khan Mohammed in Kandahar province.

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