The truth about criminal jurisdiction over US troops in AfghanistanQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|During an Oct. 12 press conference in Kabul, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that under the pending U.S.-Afghan security agreement, the United States would retain exclusive jurisdiction over its service members for any crimes they commit in Afghanistan. Kerry unfortunately misstated U.S. law, policy and practice. The Washington Post awarded Kerry 'three Pinocchios' for statements containing 'significant factual errors and/or obvious contradictions.'|
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