5th Stryker Brigade - 2nd Infantry Division

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Twelve US soldiers from a Company in 5th Stryker Brigade have been arrested and charged with various offences including:

Killing Afghan civilians for 'sport'.

Mutilating the bodies.

Removing body parts for trophies.

Stealing drugs from Afghan civilians

Use of drugs.

Assault and bodily harm on a US Soldier [witness].

Can someone remind me how this fits into a 'Hearts & Minds strategy? I seem to have lost that particular plot.

THE CHARGES

-- Spc. Jeremy N. Morlock: Premeditated murder (three charges); conspiracy to commit premeditated murder; conspiracy to commit assault and battery; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation; violating a lawful general order; wrongfully using a controlled substance.

-- Spc. Michael S. Wagnon II: Premeditated murder (one charge); conspiracy to commit premeditated murder; conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; assault with a dangerous weapon; conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation.

-- Spc. Adam C. Winfield: Premeditated murder (one charge); conspiracy to commit premeditated murder; conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; committing an assault with a dangerous weapon; wrongfully using a controlled substance.

-- Pfc. Andrew H. Holmes: Premeditated murder (one charge); conspiracy to commit premeditated murder; conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline; violating a lawful general order; wrongfully using a controlled substance.

-- Staff Sgt. Calvin E. Gibbs: Premeditated murder (three charges); conspiracy to commit premeditated murder; conspiracy to commit assault and battery; conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline (two charges); wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation (two charges); communicating a threat to injure; unlawfully striking another soldier; committing an assault with a dangerous weapon; dereliction of duty (two charges); violating a general order. (No picture available.)

-- Staff Sgt. Robert G. Stevens: Conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; making a false official statement; aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; wrongfully and wantonly engaging in conduct likely to cause death or bodily harm to other soldiers; dereliction of duty.

-- Staff Sgt. David D. Bram: Conspiracy to commit assault and battery; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation; unlawfully striking another soldier; violating a lawful general order; dereliction of duty.

-- Sgt. Darren N. Jones: Conspiracy to commit assault and battery; conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; unlawfully striking another soldier; committing assault with a dangerous weapon; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation; wrongfully using a controlled substance.

-- Cpl. Emmitt R. Quintal: Conspiracy to commit assault and battery; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation; unlawfully striking another soldier; wrongfully using a controlled substance; violating a lawful general order.

-- Spc. Adam W. Kelly: Conspiracy to commit assault and battery; unlawfully striking another soldier; wrongfully using a controlled substance; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation.

-- Spc. Corey A. Moore: Conspiracy to commit assault and battery; wrongfully endeavoring to impede an investigation; conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline; unlawfully striking another soldier; wrongfully using a controlled substance.

-- Pfc. Ashton A. Moore: Conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon; assault with a dangerous weapon; wrongfully using a controlled substance.


Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/09/09/100321/stryker-brigade-soldiers-kept.html#ixzz0z3vvxLHH
 
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Backpacker1uk said:
daffy1 said:
Have a read at some of the comments under the article.
Yep we went out there and kicked ass hanging a vietcong skull on a stake it scared the cong shitless :roll: . I am sure if the cong was that near to view a skull the knobhead writing his Walt story would have been shitless and headless.

Mylai Massacre Vietnam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lai_Massacre
A very disturbing read, and only one person sentenced and said sorry last year ?????
But a good read.
 
#5
My God is that MstSgt Smiley back in action? What a c0ck, yeah sure the VC were sooooo scared of you matey, another one of the deluded "We didn't loose in Vietnam, honourable departure..etc etc." septics surfaces.
With this latest incident and the threat of Koran burnings by redneck 'Churches' is it any wonder that Americans are so mistrusted/hated in the Middle East.
Obama may have to send back in some Troops to rescue/assist the 50,000 'Advisors' left behind in Iraq after the recent 'end of the war*' there, if this is the best the Septics can do in the Hearts and Minds campaign.

*Did anyone tell the insurgents the War is over? :roll:
 
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NZ_Bootneck said:
My God is that MstSgt Smiley back in action? What a c0ck, yeah sure the VC were sooooo scared of you matey, another one of the deluded "We didn't loose in Vietnam, honourable departure..etc etc." septics surfaces.
With this latest incident and the threat of Koran burnings by redneck 'Churches' is it any wonder that Americans are so mistrusted/hated in the Middle East.
Obama may have to send back in some Troops to rescue/assist the 50,000 'Advisors' left behind in Iraq after the recent 'end of the war*' there, if this is the best the Septics can do in the Hearts and Minds campaign.

*Did anyone tell the insurgents the War is over? :roll:


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