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Marines Caught Degrading Taliban Corpses

Military Law

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today the Marines videotaped urinating on Taliban corpses will be punished “to the fullest extent.” Military legal expert Mathew Tully, a lieutenant colonel in the New York National Guard, told the Stars and Stripes that punishment needs to be severe, because of the violence against U.S. troops the video could trigger:

“There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be retaliatory attacks from this, and that this video is going to get Americans killed.”

The video has prompted Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos to call for an NCIS investigation into the incident:

“I want to be clear and unambiguous; the behavior depicted in the video is wholly inconsistent with the high standards of conduct and warrior ethos that we have demonstrated throughout our history.”

The Stars and Stripes reports the Marines appear to be part of a scout sniper team assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

What do you think the Marines’ punishment should be?


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