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Military Won’t Charge U.S. Contractors

The U.S. military won’t charge 16 American security contractors who were held by Marines in Iraq last summer for allegedly shooting at civilians and U.S. forces, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service closed its criminal investigation “for lack of prosecutive merit,” NCIS spokesman Ed Buice said in Washington. “There is not enough to go forward to seek charges.” The contractors were detained for three days in May because they were suspected of firing on Iraqi civilians’ cars and U.S. forces in Fallujah, the Marines said at the time. Full Story

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