Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another leak investigation


On Thursday, a Marine official said the branch had identified two of the four Marines in the video, and that all four were members of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, which returned to its home base in North Carolina last fall after a tour in Afghanistan.
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Wednesday, the Marine Corps released a statement saying it had been made aware of the video and had not yet verified its origin or authenticity....
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On Thursday, Marines Corps Commandant James F. Amos said he viewed the video "apparently" showing Marines "desecrating" the bodies of several dead Taliban in Afghanistan and had requested the Naval Criminal Investigative Service "pull together a team of their very best agents" to investigate "every aspect of the filmed event."
from Panetta orders probe of video allegedly showing Marines urinating on dead Taliban

Such a deep mystery will require years, and hundreds of millions of dollars, to investigate. Heaven forbid they should just call the alleged leakers into their office and grill them.