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What Happened When a Soldier Tried to Report War Crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, July 25, 2014

Specialist Adam Winfield, in the documentary 'The Kill Team,' directed by Dan Krauss. Specialist Adam Winfield, in the documentary "The Kill Team," directed by Dan Krauss. (Photo by Dan Krauss./Courtesy of the filmmaker)

Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted, with the help of his father, to alert the military to war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield's pleas went unheeded. Filmmaker Dan Krauss tells the story in his documentary “The Kill Team,” looks at the devastating moral tensions soldiers' are forced to cope with. “The Kill Team” opens July 25 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinore Bunin Munroe Film Center.

 

 

Guests:

Dan Krauss

Comments [2]

Nick from UWS

I'm tired of this ridiculous discussion going on and on all over the place. Nobody voluntarily joins the military thinking they are going to Disneyland. So why is anyone surprised when there are murderous people in the military? Why does no one talk about why people join the military, and what kind of people they are?

Jul. 25 2014 12:57 PM
Nick from UWS

That's absurd. Nobody "sent them over to kill." They sent themselves over to kill. There has not been a draft in this country since 1973. The real question to ask is what kind of person voluntarily joins the military, knowing what they will be told to do, and why? Why does no one investigate this question?

Jul. 25 2014 12:53 PM

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