Special Report
The Kill Team

The Kill Team

March 27, 2011

How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses – and how their officers failed to stop them. Plus: an exclusive look at the war crime photos censored by the Pentagon | Full Story »


'Death Zone'

'Death Zone'

How U.S. soldiers turned a night-time airstrike into a chilling “music video”

'Motorcycle Kill'

'Motorcycle Kill'

Footage of an Army patrol gunning down two men in Afghanistan

Comments & Opinions

  • While it cannot be denied that this is an atrocity, it should be noted that most soliders I know are not this cruel, heartless and vile. I work closely with mostly cadets. Every one of them is kind, patriotic and respects Army protocol. These men's actions donnot in any way reflect the whole of our troops. We would be dumb to not condemn these men and fix the system, but let us be careful not to stereotype our entire military.

    Elizabeth Garcia

    via RS Comments

  • As a veteran, I can tell you that these weren't soldiers. They were murderous thugs wearing a uniform. A court-martial and a 24 year prison sentence is too light.

    Michael Allen Powell

    via Twitter

  • To call this reprehensible is an understatement. There is never an excuse for intentionally killing innocent civilians. But almost as tragic as this is all of the good things that our troops have done are wiped away by the actions of a few fools.

    Ted Sumrall

    via RS Comments

  • So this is how we "get Bin Laden?" No --this is how we make two, three...many Bin Ladens. Time to get out of Afghanistan. We've inflicted enough revenge 9-11's on innocent people. This is how American moral stature in the world is destroyed. This is a national disgrace.

    Time Machinist

    via RS Comments

  • The U.S. Military has these soldiers on 2-4 tours of duty. We have turned [them] into killing machines without remorse. Many have become psychotic. Up to 33%... are on painkillers, antidepressants and more. Up to 35% are returning with PTSD and/or TBI. Our military has been broken and command and control is falling apart.

    Mark O'Brien

    via email

  • I don't know what's more disgusting -- what this rogue band of murderers did, or all the people defending their actions. What they did is so barbaric and wrong, that to defend it is to give up one's humanity.

    Vivek Saxena

    via RS Comments

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