Military Whistleblower Exposes Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
In this video, we speak with former Australian Defense Force (AFD) lawyer David McBride. After serving in the AFD for several years, McBride blew the whistle on war crimes taking place in Afghanistan. After exhausting all options, McBride leaked classified material to the ABC. ABC journalists wrote a story called The Afghan Leaks about the material provided. Additionally, McBride speaks about the recently released Brereton Report which sheds further light on war crimes in Afghanistan.
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David McBride is a former Australian Defence Force lawyer turned whistleblower. McBride exposed war crimes and evidence of serious systemic issues within the Australian military. After exhausting all other options, McBride leaked classified material to the ABC to improve Australia’s conduct overseas.