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January 12th, 2012
01:11 PM ET

Military close to identifying Marines captured on disturbing video

The investigation into a video released on the internet that appears to show uniformed U.S. Marines urinating on corpses has moved swiftly, with CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr citing sources that the Marines' unit may already have been identified.

Officials in the United States and Afghanistan expressed shock and outrage Thursday regarding the video, which may have been shot in Afghanistan. "I have seen the footage, and I find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable," U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement. "I condemn it in the strongest possible terms."

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  1. June in Kansas

    Dear Erin, I am very disappointed that you and CNN would dramatize this event, regarding the marines. Our military deserves better from our news media. Unless, we walk in their shoes and are living in the conditions they live under to support our military efforts, we as a country, should not use singular events to cause potential harm to our men and women in uniform. This was not news worthy.

    January 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Reply

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