Two US Marines have been referred to trial by courts martial for urinating on the bodies of Taliban dead in Afghanistan and posing for photographs with them, the Pentagon says.
The charges against Staff Sergeants Joseph Chamblin and Edward Deptola come a month after three other Marines were sanctioned administratively for their role in the July 27, 2011 incident in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
A videotape that surfaced on the internet in January showed four US troops urinating on three bloodied corpses, and one of the men, apparently aware he was being filmed, saying, "Have a great day, buddy," referring to one of the dead.
The Pentagon said charges against the sergeants alleged "violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for their involvement in urinating on deceased Taliban fighters and for posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties".
They also were charged with dereliction of duty for a number of other command failures involving younger Marines.
The decision to refer the sergeants for trial comes in the midst of a wave of violent anti-American protests in the Muslim world over a US-made film that ridicules the Prophet Mohammed.
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The taliban memeber of the ANA who killed a US soldier in january has had his sentance cleared by president karsai
why it dont say , just that he was let free
and all this is supported by your government
your the war criminals beaheadings rapes child slavery dont matter as thats islam thats allowed
just make sure you dont upset them in any way or the US GOvernment will deal with you