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'Who's Going to Question It?': How U.S. Soldiers Murdered Afghan Civilians

Jul 24, 2014 | 106-part series
Chris Heller

In this excerpt from The Kill Team, a documentary by Academy Award-nominee Dan Krauss, U.S. Army soldiers recount the shocking ease with which civilians were murdered in Afghanistan. "Just buy a hand grenade off the books," says Adam Winfield. "That's all you need."

Three of the soldiers interviewed, including Winfield, Jeremy Morlock, and Andrew Holmes, were ultimately sent to prison for premeditated attacks on innocent Afghans. The documentary follows Winfield's trial at length, as Krauss considers the roles that conflict, violence, and moral ambiguity played in the "kill team" crimes. For a detailed account of this story, I recommend reading Mark Boal's exposé in Rolling Stone and Luke Mogelson's piece in the New York Times Magazine

The Kill Team, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, opens in select theaters on July 25.
Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories

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