International Criminal Court: U.S. War Crimes Likely Committed in Afghanistan War

A quote delivered in 1990 that is still true today: “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.” — Noam Chomsky

The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court is seeking approval to investigate allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, including possible torture by US forces and the CIA.

If authorised, the investigation would also look at crimes allegedly committed by armed opposition groups, such as the Taliban, and Afghan government forces.

The ICC chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a report last year that the US military and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014.