Marines Drop Charges Against Captain in Taliban Urination Case
This one is a bit conflicting. Don’t think this is worthy of criminal charges, but we certainly don’t want to imply that it was ok.
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On Friday, the Marine Corps dropped criminal charges against Capt. James V. Clement, one of the officers in the case regarding urination on Taliban corpses. Defense attorneys had achieved a court order allowing testimony about senior commanders interfering in the case to push for a guilty verdict. Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck, heading the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico dropped the charges. John Dowd, the defense attorney, accused the Marines of trumping up a guilty verdict but using unlawful command influence. “The withdrawal of the charges was another act of cowardice by the commandant, his counsel and the Judge Advocate Division of [the Marines] to cover up the worst case of unlawful command influence in the history of the Marine Corps, which was beginning next Wednesday to be uncovered in a hearing before the Chief Judge … on several motions to compel discovery.”