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How do charges of Israeli crimes in the Six-Day War match up with similar charges against American forces in other wars?

American troops approaching Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Wikipedia.

American troops approaching Omaha Beach, during the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Wikipedia.

Response
July 13 2015
About the author

Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of, among other books, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Day (2013).


Martin Kramer has performed a valuable public service by investigating the origins of the film Censored Voices and its claims of Israeli soldiers committing war crimes during the Six-Day War. Beyond the specifics of this particular documentary and that particular conflict, his article, “Who Censored the Six-Day War?,” raises larger issues relating to actual or imaginary war crimes committed by the armed forces of liberal democracies, whether Israeli or American, British or French.

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