ADF members charged with manslaughter
October 11, 2010 7:20 PM Subscribe
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On 12 February 2009, soldiers from the ADF 1st Commando regiment
crept through the dark near the village of Surkh Morghab
, in southern Afghanistan. What happened next will be closely scrutinised, however grenades were used and five children were killed.
Three diggers have now been charged
with manslaughter and not following orders by the Director of Military Prosecutions, Brigadier Lyn McDade.
No Australian soldier has ever previously been charged with such offences against civilians in battle.
, who has two sons serving in the ADF, has been vilified
statement from two of the commandos expresses their regret but ultimately defends their choices.
Of course, commentators
can't help but weigh in.