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Dead Reckoning: War & Justice

Tue. Mar. 28 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the evolution of postwar justice and war crimes investigated over the past 70 years.

Episode 1 at 8pm | The General's Ghost: See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine.

Episode 2 at 9pm | The Blind Eye: Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls—such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala—are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators.

Episode 3 at 10pm | In Our Time: See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls—sexual violence and genocide—occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries.

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