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Topic - Marine found guilty of execution/murder

Kimono - on 09 Nov 2013
Am surprised there doesnt seem to be any discussion of this on UKC, what with the number of forces guys (and gals?) on here.

Anyway, my tuppence worth is that, although at first i was pretty shocked by it and thought he pretty much deserved having the book thrown at him, i find myself swayed by the words of the retired Marines commander pleading for some leniency in sentencing.

I guess, if you havent been out there and been through what these guys have, then im not sure you can really have a valid view-point.
If we want to train these guys up to be killers and throw them into the theatre of war, then i guess things are not always going to go smoothly and thus maybe they arent always fully responsible for their actions.

A tricky one...
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