CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) A U.S. Marine ended up being set to face court martial Wednesday regarding urinating on the particular bodies of lifeless Taliban martial artists throughout Afghanistan after which posing with regard to photographs with all the corpses.
Staff Sgt . Edward W. Deptola is accused involving the desecration regarding remains as well as posing with regard to unofficial pics having human casualties. He also is accused involving not passing to help accordingly monitor junior Marines and not reporting the actual misconduct.
Deptola as well as one more Marine primarily based with Camp LeJeune had been costed recently immediately after video surfaced exhibiting four Marines 100 % combat products urinating around the body frames of several dead Afghans around July 2011. In the particular video, among the Marines viewed affordable for the our bodies and also quipped, "Have a fantastic day, buddy."
Staff Sgt . Joseph W. Chamblin pleaded disloyal to help related premiums past month. Under a deal breaker achieved previous to his / her court-martial, he dropped $500 within pay and was lowered inside rank in order to sergeant. Three some other Marines were provided admin punishments regarding their particular roles.
The urination video come up amongst some sort of stringed involving awkward symptoms regarding U.S. energies in Afghanistan. American soldiers were trapped throughout controversies about using Muslim holy books, posing intended for pics by using insurgents' bloodied is still in addition to an alleged massacre of 16 Afghan villagers by way of soldier.
The Marine Corps reported this urination developed during a counterinsurgency functioning inside Musa Qala centre with Helmand province, situated that southwest belonging to the country.
After that movie garnered international awareness about YouTube, senior government officers sternly ruined that habits in the Marines involved.
The United States currently has 66,000 troops with Afghanistan. The U.S. along with its NATO allies contracted throughout November 2010 and beyond construct y would withdraw almost all their resist troops by the end of 2014, nonetheless they haven't decided on the setting of potential missions in the uk as well as the width associated with any kind of residual induce other after that.