CMC refutes 3-star’s claim about sniper scandal. Whose account is correct?
Commandant Gen. Jim Amos (Rob Curtis / Staff)
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos is refuting the claim, made under oath by a fellow general, that he wanted troops “crushed” for making an inappropriate video in Afghanistan. But questions remain as to which general is correct in his recollection of events, and to what extent the service’s senior officer was involved in the disciplinary and administrative action ultimately taken against these men.
Amos has been under fire for months, fallout from the service’s clumsy handling of several legal cases stemming from the video, which shows four Marine scout snipers urinating on dead insurgents, and an explosive whistle-blower complaint to the Pentagon inspector general alleging Amos and others close to him abused their authority in the process. The controversy took a dramatic turn in July, when Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, whom Amos put in charge of the urination cases before quietly replacing him a few weeks later, recounted in sworn testimony how he and the commandant disagreed over how punishment should be meted out.
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