It seems our military hasn't changed much since Word War II, when atrocities were routinely ignored or covered up. (The excuse then was that the Germans did it too.) The change seems to be that now the navy is doing it, when in WW II it was only the army.

As reported by four US military witnesses, a group of navy seals tortured and beat a man to death, a non-combatant who had been rounded up in a village. Boys will be boys, and we have to expect a few atrocities in any war - after all, the other side is doing more atrocities.

Not surprising, the military always covers up any wrong doing by soldiers, unless it's absolutely impossible to hide it. And, per custom, the perpetrators get promoted.

While I'm glad that the seals are tough, why can't they limit their brutality to actual combatant prisoners?