Investigating operational incidents in a military context : law, justice, politics
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2015
In this chapter Brigadier-General Tom Ayes, writing in a private capacity, focuses on US troop activities in Haditha during the Iraq War. In November 2005, Marines were allegedly involved in the deaths of Iraqi civilians in Haditha. Marines involved in the incident, members of the chain of command, and a serving Judge Advocate were later charged under the US Military's Uniform Code of Military Justice. The disposition of these cases and a brief contrast and comparison to other war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan are discussed.