Three Marines who were videotaped urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban will not face courts-martial for their actions, the Marine Corps Times reported today. They will instead received nonjudicial punishment.
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, deputy commandant for combat development and integration, was in charge of deciding the Marines' punishment. According to a USMC statement:
“The specific punishments will not be disclosed, as nonjudicial punishment is an administrative proceeding.
Two U.S. Marines videotaped urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban will be court-martialed, according to the Department of Defense.
The two Marines - Staff Sergeants Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola - will be court-martialed because of their involvement in the urination incident, which took place during a counterinsurgency operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan in July of 2011.
Chamblin and Deptola, who are non-commissioned officers, also face the following ...
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