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3 Marines received nonjudicial punishment today for their roles in the desecration of enemy corpses in Afghanistan

Marines Disciplined for Taliban Desecration American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 – Three Marines received nonjudicial punishment today for their roles in the desecration of enemy corpses in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps Combat Development Command announced. A video posted online in January showed Marines urinating on deceased Taliban on or about July 27, 2011, during a counterinsurgency operation in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The video went viral. The three Marines pleaded guilty in nonjudicial punishment for their parts in the incident as part of an agreement, officials said. Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, determined the punishments. Because nonjudicial punishment is an administrative matter, the Marines’ names are not being released, officials said. All three noncommissioned officers were mem...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117651

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