The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Spc. Corey Moore pled “guilty to stabbing an Afghan’s corpse during a November 2009 patrol and to participating in a group assault on the whistle-blower who raised complaints about drug use in their platoon.”. He was also reportedly found guilty of smoking hashish during his deployment, though it is unclear if that was a result of a plea or a mini-contested trial. He was sentenced to 60 days of hard labor and a bad-conduct discharge.

According to thew report, an Army Captain testifying for Moore told the military judge that “what happened in their platoon was a breakdown in leadership. . . . I truly believe that with different leadership . . . most likely we wouldn’t be here right now.”

4 Responses to “Another Guilty Plea in 5th Stryker Brigade Cases”

  1. SgtDad says:

    … a breakdown in leadership …

    No kidding. Just where the heck was the platoon sergeant in this idiocy?

  2. GS says:

    to SgtDad – The platoon sgt is the one charged as the ringleader who used his men to kill civilians.

  3. mike says:

    That is soo sad. For everyone involved…the Afghans, the American soldiers….here’s a story with a bit more info on it…
    http://americasnewsnow.com/army-5th-stryker-brigade-accused-of-murder-in-kandahar-afghanistan-video.html

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