It was a wrong thing to do, article 15, reduction in rank then move on. These soldiers do what you do not, I think your judgment of them from the safety of your ivory tower, couch and xbox is well, not really worthy of consideration.
There is either a standard of moral decent behavior or there isn't. If there isn't... hell soldier just kill, raple and steal. As long as you win nothing else matters. War is hell, they are terrorists and do it to.
That's your extremist logic at work, not reality.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
They should and will be punished according to the UCMJ as far as I know.They they broke military code of conduct, acted in an indecent way, created an international incident, putting their law breaking corpse desecration on video and posting on the internet.
Specifically what were those circumstances. Were there any aberrations? What about their superiors? There are many questions to be answered here. The solution is not getting rid of the soldiers, but, addressing the situation and finding the causes for this behavior. As you point out many soldiers serve with "honor". The question is why did this group and other like pockets of soldiers act in a way to discredit themselves, their organization and the jeopardize tenuous alliances.Many soldiers under the same circumstances act with honor.
Lots of armies raped BEFORE killing people but that is different. That is not acceptable by any culture any longer. Peeing? That is so minor that even mentioning it is next to laughable.
What's next? Can't take the dead enemies gun since that would be stealing or theft? Get real for ****s sake...