Relive the excitement of the Patriots’ path to their fourth Super Bowl Championship with “Pumped”, a special commemorative book from The Boston Globe. Order now.

Letters | A SHOCK IN AFGHANISTAN

Verb misused to describe outrageous act

Continue reading below

IN REGARD to your front-page March 12 headline “US soldier executes 16 Afghans’’: I wish to object to the word “executes.’’ It implies an act authorized by a government, perhaps after due legal process. The word you might have used more correctly is “kills,’’ if not “murders.’’

Linda Levin

Wayland
Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking. Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com