The Australian Federal Police raided Australia’s ABC news offices earlier this month, as well as the home of journalist Annika Smethurst. When searching the offices, they had a search warrant with two specifics names on it, journalists Sam Clark and Daniel Oakes. Clark and Oakes published a piece called “The Afghan Files” in 2017, based largely on military documents that were leaked to them which detailed war crimes investigations being conducted into the activities of the Australian Special Air Service and commandos.

“The Afghan Files” is a seven-part story that takes an in-depth look at the alleged killings of unarmed civilians by Australian Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. It reads in part:

The documents, many marked AUSTEO — Australian Eyes Only — suggest a growing unease at the highest levels of Defense about the culture of Australia’s special forces as they prosecuted a bloody, secretive war against insurgents across a swath of southern Afghanistan.

One document from 2014 refers to ingrained “problems” within special forces, an “organizational culture” including a “warrior culture” and a willingness by officers to turn a blind eye to poor behavior.