U.S. Rebukes International Court Over Afghanistan War Crimes Probe

Joseph B. Hash

The Worldwide Prison Courtroom ruled that its main prosecutor could investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan that might have been fully commited by U.S. and other forces, deepening a confrontation with the Trump administration.

The appellate ruling Thursday will allow prosecutors of the court, developed under an international treaty but by no means identified by Washington, to go in advance with investigations of actions through the lengthy conflict by the U.S., the Central Intelligence Company, Afghan forces, the Taliban and the Taliban-aligned…

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