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Post by Scott Fontaine on April 6, 2010 at 9:20 am |
April 6, 2010 9:25 am

This doesn’t have much to do with Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but I did find this compelling (and because the story won’t be going away anytime soon). Two Reuters photographers were among 12 people who were killed when pilots from two Apache helicopter gunships opened fire in July 2007. The video shows two rounds of attacks: one on guys milling about, the other on a van that shows up to whisk the injured/dead away.

The military has steadfastly refused to release the video. But WikiLeaks, a Web site constantly giving the American and foreign governments headaches for posting sensitive and/or classified material, has posted what it says is the video from the Apache. (Military officials have confirmed to multiple news outlet that the video is legit.)

The New York Times has a nice recap of the allegations from both sides, which you can check out here. But it boils down to this: Military folks say the attack was justified. The relatives and colleagues of the dead disagree.

So what do you think? The video is below, but a warning: It has graphic imagery and rough language:

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