Guardian – Investigation into alleged abuses by British troops in Iraq could end after lawyer admits professional misconduct – 8 December 2016 The Guardian reports that “[a]controversial investigation into alleged abuses by British troops in Iraq faces being wound up after the lawyer who brought the vast majority of the cases admitted 18 professional misconduct charges.” “Phil Shiner was tonight called on to apologise to British troops whose lives have been…

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Washington Post – Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste – 6 December 2016 The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. See briefing slides at: