These 8 should be dishonorably discharged and do brig time, if even a fraction of what they're charged with... bullying, physical beatings, racial slurs, etc. ... is true. And so should the officers in charge of these men. If they knew and didn't stop it, they're guilty. If they had no clue that 8 of their men were abusing a member of their platoon to the point where he (apparently) killed himself to get away from the abuse, then they're guilty of extreme dereliction of duty causing the death of a soldier under their command.
I'm sick of officers skating and throwing underlings beneath the bus. They knew. If they didn't, they don't belong in the military because they are clearly not officer material.
Was the Fast and Furious operation launched by several rogue agents and now that it's been exposed, the administration is going to come down like a hammer on any wrong doing, or violations of the law?
Did the platoon leader in this case lie to Congress about what his troops were doing?
Are you starting to see the difference, here?
Can you possibly see the difference between the President of The United States and a 20-something-year-old platoon leader?
Thank you, Quazi!
12 years.Please post your credentials if you feel you are so qualified.
Highest attained rank: E-7
Units: 4/5 Inf., 5th ID; LRRP-D, 5th ID; 1/7 Cav., 1st CAV; 3/5 Inf., 5th ID; 1/12 Inf., 3rd ID; 3/41 Inf., 2nd AD; 1/18 Inf., 1st ID.
NCOES: PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, 1SGC.
Service schools: Bradley Master Gunner's Course, Jump School, Jungle Warfare School, Arctic Warfare School, MOUT Course, NTC qual 3 times, 11B Course, 11M Course, 45B Course, NCO Course at the War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Awards: Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge, Good Conduct (3), Soldier's Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal (3), Humanitarian Service Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation; plus another half dozen campaign and service ribbons.
Whatelse would you like to know about my military experience?