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Army Lays Out Case Against Officer on Haditha

Military prosecutors open their case against Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, who is accused of failing to report the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in November 2005. The Iraqis allegedly were killed by members of a Marine squad near the town of Haditha in the wake of an IED attack on a Marine convoy.

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Since 1979 senior correspondent John McChesney has been with NPR, where he has served as national editor (responsible for domestic news) and senior foreign editor. Over the course of his career with NPR, McChesney covered a variety of beats and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts.