Decorated Australian soldier loses defamation case over war crime allegations; implications for UK’s own Special Forces military investigation grow

Decorated Australian soldier Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation lawsuit against three news outlets accusing him of war crimes fails, substantiating some allegations and adding tension to international military collaborations.

Ben Roberts-Smith’s SASR defamation case sends shockwaves through Australia

Ben Roberts-Smith, a highly decorated soldier, is at the center of a high-profile defamation case in Australia, accused of war crimes. The trial, the first of its kind in the country, has significant legal and cultural implications.