September 8, 2013
IT’S ALSO AWKWARD WHEN YOU’RE THINKING OF SENDING THEM TO INVADE SYRIA: Marines retreat on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case. “The Marine Corps has suddenly dropped criminal charges against an officer in the infamous Taliban urination video case, heading off what promised to be an embarrassing pre-trial hearing for the commandant on Wednesday. Defense attorneys for Capt. James V. Clement had won a judge’s order, over objections from Marine prosecutors, for two staff attorneys to testify in open court about how senior commanders had interfered in the case to get a guilty verdict. . . . Capt. Clement had been charged with dereliction of duty for not properly supervising Marines who urinated on Taliban corpses. A video of the act went viral on YouTube, drawing harsh criticism from the White House.”
There does seem to be a lot of trouble with unlawful command influence lately.