News: Statement by the Secretary of Defense on the Marine video
WASHINGTON - Defense secretary Leon Panetta released a statement, Jan. 12, addressing the recently released video of U.S. Marines urinating on alleged Taliban fighters.
"I have seen the footage, and I find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. I have ordered the Marine Corps and ISAF commander Gen. John Allen to immediately and fully investigate the incident. This conduct is entirely inappropriate for members of the United States military and does not reflect the standards or values our armed forces are sworn to uphold. Those found to have engaged in such conduct will be held accountable to the fullest extent."