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Haditha sentence 'difficult to sell'

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A US Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children has pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty, ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against US troops to emerge from the Iraq war.

Amos Guiora, professor of law at Utah University, and a former legal officer with the Israeli Defence Forces, reflects on the outcome of the Haditha killings.

And maker of the documentary Battle for Haditha, Nick Broomfield, gives his take.


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