Soldiers must be compensated for false war crime claims - Lord Dannatt
Soldiers falsely accused of war crimes and other wrongdoing in foreign conflicts should get financial compensation once cleared, a former head of the British Army has said.
Lord Dannatt said that "wholesale, fallacious accusations" were damaging soldiers' moral and the fighting ability of British forces worried they may face future prosecution.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph he said the controversial Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which is investigating allegations against UK forces during the conflict, should be wound down.
It came the day after Prime Minister... read more