Are Atrocities in Wartime Inevitable?

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In Iraq this week, a military tribunal hears allegations that American soldiers raped and murdered an Iraqi girl. In the United States, new details emerge about the extent of war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Vietnam.

Guests:

Deborah Nelson, investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times; co-wrote story that reported the number of atrocities committed during the Vietnam War was far greater than previously known

Michael Sallah, investigations editor for The Miami Herald; co-author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War; won 2004 Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for investigative reporting for work on Toledo Blade's Tiger Force series

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