Can tell you never served in military, A lawful order is a lawful order if don’t follow it you are in the wrong. A military can not function on people thinking they know more than the leaders and going off and doing their own things. Also only a trully hate filled person would defend people killing a unarmed POW at anytime. What is it in people lives that make them hate the rule of law so much they want to lower ourselves down to level of the many thing the US is suppose to stand for?
Now if this was WW2 and we found out that an AXIS officer did this to one of our men, what would have happened if that officer was captured after the war?. Would have been put on trial for war crimes right? We have to hold our own Military to the same standards as we do others.
I suspect this officer will at a minimum end up having to eat a charge for not obeying the orders that came down from his superiors. I guess the level of severity for the ultimate charges will depend on how good his counsel is.
Wow. I’m really going to have to do some thinking about my continued association with this board. If standing up for the principles that made America great is going to be ridiculed on the board, the board has changed significantly since I joined.