Killing Field

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Killing Field

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EXPOSING THE KILLINGS AND COVER UPS IN AFGHANISTAN

In an investigation months in the making, drawing upon sources in Australia and Afghanistan, the shockwaves from this unmissable program will be felt for some time. The report exposes a culture of impunity and cover-up among members of Australia's special forces who served in Australia's longest war.
What we see on our screen is a video of an Australian soldier shooting an unarmed Afghan in front of other soldiers, including a superior and, unusually, a camera. The soldier was not under threat and there was no apparent justification. This is just one of a number of incidents.
In this incident how were rules of engagement and an extensive inquiry process defeated? After local Afghans complained, an ADF inquiry officer team interviewed witnesses in Perth and Afghanistan. Their findings are just as complicated as the minds of the men involved.

A Four Corners story

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Four Corners
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Awards / Reviews

Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2020: Gold Walkley