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Why did David McBride go to jail?

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Why did David McBride go to jail? For the first time, someone has been imprisoned in relation to Australia’s alleged war crimes. His name is David McBride. But he didn’t commit those crimes; he was the whistleblower for a 2017 report by the ABC that investigated alleged war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan. And this week, McBride was sentenced to nearly six years in jail.

On today’s deep dive, we’ll break down everything you need to know about this story.

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