November 30 – After the news of the brutal killing of 39 Afghan civilians by Australian soldiers was exposed, the case progressed again, and dozens of senior Australian officers may be fired.
According to the Daily Mail on the 29th, these dozens of officers are responsible for managing soldiers accused of “war crimes”, so the next step is likely to be dismissed.
According to the Australian, the people “targeted” by Angus Campbell, the commander of the Australian Defence Force, include the commander of the Australian Airborne Special Operations Corps and so on.
According to the report, the investigation shows that no senior officers are directly involved in the case itself, or even aware of the crimes of soldiers committing violence against Afghan civilians.
However, the judge believes that they should bear moral responsibility for what happened under their command and control.
Just last Thursday (26th), Rick Bur, the Australian Army Chief of Staff, announced that the Australian military had begun the dismissal process for 13 Australian Special Air Service soldiers after the release of the Brereton Report.
Earlier, an investigation report released by the Australian military confirmed that Australian soldiers on duty in Afghanistan were suspected of war crimes, causing many killings of prisoners and innocent civilians.