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The FBI Is Dismantling Its War Crimes Unit

The closure has raised concerns that perpetrators of torture and genocide will be free to act with impunity.

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The FBI is dismantling a special unit that investigates international war crimes and hunts down war criminals—including suspected torturers and perpetrators of genocide, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting has learned.

The unit, which was created a decade ago and has its roots

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