On February 5, 2016, the Department of Defense agreed to release nearly
200 photographs to the public. These images show the abuse of Afghani
and Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military personnel. In a recent feature on
Russian TV, our own founding partner Eric Montalvo discusses the impact
these photographs may have.
The Impact of Disturbing Images
In the Russian TV feature, Attorney Montalvo mentions that the photos can
certainly have a big effect on deployed forces. Specifically, the release
of these images could spark unpredictable reactions by various groups
throughout the world. As we have seen in recent cases of alleged police
brutality and domestic violence in the U.S., powerful photographs can
certainly lead to public attention and action.
However, the release of these images may serve as a reflection point and
be considered a “necessary evil;” triggering a conversation
about what the military must improve upon, and how they can better train
troops to avoid these mistakes in the future. The photographs may serve
to hold people accountable for such decisions, which could be a positive
step toward change.
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