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Australian military whistleblower pleads guilty over Afghan Files leak



David McBride claimed leak of classified material detailing alleged war crimes in Afghanistan was in public interestAn Australian military whistleblower who leaked classified material detailing alleged war crimes committed by special forces soldiers has pleaded guilty to stealing and sharing secret information.David McBride gave a trove of military documents to journalists at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) because, prosecutors said, he was concerned about what he believed was the “over-investigation” of troops over alleged war crimes. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/nov/17/australian-military-whistleblower-pleads-guilty-over-afghan-files-leak

Author : Ben Doherty in Sydney and Sarah Basford Canales in Canberra

Publish date : 2023-11-17 11:40:06

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