Washington: A US Marine officer will be court martialed for his alleged role in the scandal sparked by a 2011 video that showed American soldiers urinating on the corpse of a Taliban fighter. Captain James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his alleged misconduct during a counter-insurgency operation in the vicinity of Sandala, Musa Qala District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on or about July 27, 2011, the US Marine Corps said in a statement.
"Clement will be tried for dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentlemen for failing to stop the misconduct of junior Marines," the statement said adding that the date of the court-martial has not been determined and will be announced later.
The charges against Clement were referred to a special court-martial on May 10, 2013 by Lieutenant General Richard Mills, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, who commanded the Marine forces in southwest Afghanistan in 2010.
10:00 AM, May 14, 2013
Pyongyang: A framed poster on the wall of a kindergarten classroom shows bright-eyed children brandishing rifles and bayonets as they attack a hapless American soldier, his face bandaged and blood spurting from his mouth. "We love playing military games knocking down the American bastards," reads the slogan printed across the top. Another poster depicts an American with a noose around his neck. "Let's wipe out the US imperialists," it instructs....
09:19 PM, Jun 23, 2012