MERCENARY JUSTICE

- The guns-for-hire involved in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal "are not subject to military justice, and so far, the Justice Department has taken no steps to prosecute them. When private military contractors break the law, what can be done to discipline them?" Phil Carter answers in Slate.THERE'S MORE: "In the last 16 months, the Army has conducted more than 30 criminal investigations into misconduct by American captors in Iraq and Afghanistan, including 10 cases of suspicious death, 10 cases of abuse, and two deaths already determined to have been criminal homicides," according to the New York Times.

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