Troops Who Urinated on Corpses, Burned Korans to be Punished

Two separate incidents will lead to discipline of some sort.


The U.S. military said on Monday it was disciplining U.S. troops over two incidents that provoked outrage in Afghanistan early this year, one involving a video depicting Marines urinating on corpses and another over burned copies of the Koran.

The administrative punishments—which could include things like reduce rank or forfeiture of pay—fell short of criminal prosecution, and it was unclear whether they would satisfy Afghan demands for justice.