Saturday, August 2, 2014

Marine Corps Commandant cleared of wrongdoing

Gen. James F. Amos, USMC
The Defense Department Inspector General has reportedly cleared outgoing Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos of wrongdoing in the notorious sniper urination case. The investigative report has not been released. Marine Corps Times reports:
Investigators focused their inquiry on accusations Amos exerted unlawful command influence, the Pentagon official said. His accuser, Maj. James Weirick, alleged that in February 2012 Amos removed a well-respected subordinate, Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, from his role overseeing disposition of the legal cases tied to the video, which shows four Marine scout snipers urinating on Taliban corpses.
The inspector general’s finding contradicts Waldhauser’s sworn testimony that Amos wanted those connected to the video “crushed” and discharged from the service. In fact, it suggests the cases were handled properly and that Amos’ interaction with Waldhauser did not affect their outcome.

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