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February 7, 2012, 6:44 pm
What Are the Ramifications of the Haditha Case?

The most infamous war crime to come out of the Iraq war ended with a whimper. None of the Marines charged ended up facing serious punishment. Here’s a closer look at what the legal rulings mean for the soldiers on the ground and the civilians who have to live among them.

January 24, 2012, 6:37 pm
Marine to Serve No Time in Haditha War-Crimes Case

Marine Lt. Col. David Jones sentenced Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich to demotion in rank to private for negligent dereliction of duty for his role in the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq in 2005.

January 23, 2012, 6:26 pm
Marine Pleads Guilty in Haditha War-Crimes Trial

The biggest war-crimes case out of the war in Iraq came to a close this morning when Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich pleaded guilty to one count of dereliction of duty in the November 2005 deaths of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha.

January 20, 2012, 4:29 pm
Trial Resumes of Marine Accused in Haditha Killings

Following an abrupt two-day break, the trial of Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich resumed today at Camp Pendleton, indicating that Wuterich declined to accept a deal offered by the prosecution.

January 19, 2012, 6:35 pm
Possible Deal for Last Suspect in Haditha Court-Martial?

A deal may be in the works to end the last war crimes trial stemming from the war in Iraq.

December 15, 2011, 6:49 pm
Newly Discovered Documents Recount Killing of Iraqi Citizens in Haditha

It’s a pretty amazing find: 400 pages of Marine interrogations about a 2005 incident in Haditha in which 24 Iraqis … Continue reading

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