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Washington - General Orders Ethics Review Of US Special Operations Forces

Published on: August 12, 2019 09:00 PM
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Special operations forces from Jordan and the United States conduct a combined demonstration with commandos from Iraq in Amman, Jordan, on June 20, 2013. (AP file photo)Special operations forces from Jordan and the United States conduct a combined demonstration with commandos from Iraq in Amman, Jordan, on June 20, 2013. (AP file photo)

Washington - The head of U.S. Special Operations Command is launching an ethics review of his commando forces because of recent incidents of bad behavior and criminal allegations against troops.

Army Gen. Richard Clarke says he is ordering an overall assessment of the culture and ethics within the special operations force, including how they are recruited and trained.

Clarke’s announcement comes in the wake of several high-profile cases of alleged misconduct by Navy SEALs. Late last month, a SEAL platoon in Iraq was ordered home amid charges of drinking and an alleged sexual assault.

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Also last month, a military jury acquitted a Navy SEAL of murder charges involving the death of a wounded prisoner in Iraq in 2017. He was found guilty of posing for a picture with the corpse.



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 Aug 13, 2019 at 06:45 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

SEALs supposedly have a heartbreaking divorce and suicide rate. Many of these people strike me as a little goofy.

(No word on the impression they have of me.)

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 08:18 PM JCSHOULSON Says:

Better not turn these warriors into a bunch of pansies. Sometimes you need mean, tough, no crap killers defending you.

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