8/3/20 Mark Willacy on SAS War Crimes in Afghanistan

8/3/20 Mark Willacy on SAS War Crimes in Afghanistan

Australian journalist Mark Willacy talks to Scott about his investigations into alleged war crimes by Australian special forces units in Afghanistan. Willacy has worked closely with former SAS operative Braden Chapman, the leading figure in blowing the whistle on what has become a spate of such allegations. The incidents include the killing of unarmed, compliant civilians and the fabrication of evidence to cover up wrongdoing. There is currently an investigation underway in Australia into these misdeeds, but Willacy reminds us how much is at stake with the image of the Australian military, and is unsure whether anyone will be brought to justice in the end. He continues to work hard to make sure those at fault are ultimately held accountable.

Discussed on the show:

  • “The same AK-47 was photographed on two dead Afghan civilians killed by Australian soldiers” (ABC News)
  • “Former Australian SAS soldier Braden Chapman speaks out about unlawful killings and war crimes in Afghanistan” (ABC News)
  • “5/22/20 Braden Chapman on Australian Special Forces War Crimes in Afghanistan” (The Libertarian Institute)
  • “Video shows Australian SAS soldier shooting and killing unarmed man at close range in Afghanistan” (ABC News)

Mark Willacy is a reporter for ABC Australia. He’s twice been named Queensland Journalist of the Year and is a five-time winner of Australia’s premier journalism prize, the Walkley Award. Follow Mark on Twitter at @MarkWillacy.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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