A legal hearing in Iraq is deciding whether four American soldiers should face a court martial for the alleged rape of a teenaged Iraqi girl and the murder of her family.
The attack in March this year is one of a series of atrocities being blamed on American forces in Iraq.
The soldiers will appear before what is known as an Article 32 Hearing - the military equivalent of Grand Jury proceedings in the American civilian courts.
It will take place on a US military base in Baghdad and will decide whether there is enough evidence to take the case to a court martial.
The four men are accused of conspiring to rape and kill a 14-year-old Iraqi girl in her home after shooting dead her parents and five-year-old sister.
They are alleged to have helped a former private, who has since left the army, plan, carry out, and cover-up the attack.
Let's see if this will produce something or it will finish in a farce...