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Panel recommends discharge for captain in charge of Marines who urinated on Taliban corpses
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:58 PM EDT
A U.S. Marine Corps panel is recommending that an officer be forcibly discharged for failing to supervise a group of snipers who posed for a video while urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
A YouTube video showing the Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., urinating on corpses during a July 2011 patrol received international condemnation. Three enlisted Marines previously pleaded guilty at courts martial.
Defense lawyer John M. Dowd maintains Clement is a victim of political correctness at the Pentagon.