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U.S. Marines Name General To Rule On Corpse Desecration Findings


A screen grab from the video that appears to show Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban

A screen grab from the video that appears to show Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban

The U.S. Marine Corps has laid the groundwork for deciding what disciplinary action will be taken in the case of an Internet video that appears to show Marine snipers urinating on dead bodies of suspected Afghan Taliban fighters.
The top Marine officer, General James Amos, appointed three-star General Thomas Waldhauser to oversee the case.

Waldhauser named another officer to do an internal Marine Corps investigation, which is in addition to a criminal probe under way by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
The Pentagon says two of the four soldiers seen in the video have been identified, but has not released their names.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for the U.S. government to conduct an independent investigation into the behavior of the soldiers in the video, which has stoked anger among many Afghans.

compiled from agency reports

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