In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a US Marine squad returning to its headquarters in Haditha with an improvised explosive device. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians. Thirteen months later, four officers and four enlisted men were accused of crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to murder. This book investigates the tactics adopted by Marine Corps commanders and the ineptness of the proceedings, which raise serious questions about the need for reform.
Meltdown in Haditha
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
The Killing of 24 Iraqi Civilians by U. S. Marines and the Failure of Military Justice