Killings in Afghanistan-A look at military justice in Afghanistan case

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    The horrifying events that occured in Afghanistan on Sunday where an Army SSG apparently deliberately murdered 16 villagers is clearly on everyone's mind. He is going to be tried under the UCMJ- which is sometimes not well understood. The Army Times posted an interesting summary of how the case will proceed at the link below.
    I think that it is important to caution our members that this is not the time or place to wildly speculate about causes, defenses or comparisons to unrelated events. These are real world events which will affect American service members in a war zone as well as American interests- this would be a good time to be measured and thoughtful in how you present and comment on this tragic and horrible event. The previous thread on this subject was removed because it seemed apparent that it had become merely a mechanism for expounding a personal agenda. Please try and keep this thread in bounds and keep in mind that this forum is not the place to indulge in anti-American or anti-military personal biases.

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  2. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

    Apr 29, 2010
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    As the world turns its attention on this one bad egg, let's remember that over 100,000 members of the ISAF mission place themselves in harm's way and continue to drive on with the mission in an effort to make our world better.
  3. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent 5-Year Member

    Apr 7, 2009
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    Thanks to the moderators for providing quick and fair justice to the previous thread. The behaviors exhibited did not fit within the rules established for this site.

    What I find interesting about the whole timeline laid out for the process is how long the whole thing can take.

    And as much as getting to the truth is important, getting to what broke down that led to this incident is every bit as important to how our effort there can continue in an effective manner.

    Let's hope we are learning a lot and improving things in theatre as we investigate.
  4. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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