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  • Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos ordered the officer overseeing a Taliban desecration case to "crush" the defendants shown in a video, court-martial all of them and kick them out of the Corps, according to witnesses. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon to review case of Marine who defied general in Taliban defilement case

    A Marine Corps whistleblower says the Pentagon is investigating whether higher-ups retaliated against him for filing complaints against the Marine commandant.

  • **FILE** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

    Former judge advocates ask Congress to investigate top Marine officer

    More than two dozen former Marine Corps and Navy judge advocates are asking Congress to investigate the Corps' top officer for what they say is unlawful conduct in the Taliban urination cases.

  • **FILE** U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (Associated Press)

    Marine Corps: Whistleblower could be potential Navy Yard-like shooter

    The Marine Corps' war against an officer who has accused the commandant of wrongdoing intensified this week: Headquarters identified Maj. James Weirick as a potential Washington Navy Yard-type killer.

  • Two Marine Corps generals fired for failure to secure base in Afghanistan

    The Marine Corps' military chief fired two of the service's two-star generals for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan that was attacked by Taliban insurgents last year, an attack that resulted in two Marine deaths and the destruction of $200 million worth of aircraft.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remove Gen. Amos from command

    Legal proceedings for Marines accused of urinating on dead insurgents in Afghanistan have been ongoing for many months. Only recently, however, has the Marine Corps disgorged documents that demonstrate criminal conduct by the commandant of the Marine Corps in attempting to unlawfully influence the outcomes of legal proceedings against these Marines. Documents obtained by attorneys in the pending courts-martial demonstrate that the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, removed the authority to dispose of the cases from Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, whom he previously had appointed, after Gen. Waldhauser refused Gen. Amos' demand that the accused Marines be "crushed" and discharged.

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