The statement did not say what led to the decision, but a defence official with knowledge of the situation said that a female service member working with their platoon reported being sexually assaulted by one of the SEALs during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation, said the report triggered scrutiny of the platoon, including drinking while deployed. The reported assault was first reported on Thursday by the New York Times. A second person, a senior US Navy official, said on Thursday that he was aware of alleged sexual misconduct being a part of the case, but was not sure if an assault had been reported. The defence official familiar with the sexual assault report said that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is overseeing the sexual assault case, while other military officials investigate administratively the culture and actions in the unit. The disclosure by the military comes two days after the independent Navy Times reported that six members of SEAL Team 10 in Virginia Beach tested positive last year for cocaine use.
By Vince Morris. Norm Coleman R-Minn. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. The shocking photos and videos, provided on computer disks by Pentagon officials, showed attack dogs snarling at cowering prisoners, Iraqi women forced to expose their breasts, and naked prisoners tied together on the floor, senators revealed as they emerged from the heavily guarded conference room. Ron Wyden D-Ore.
Photographs of Iraqi prisoner abuse which U. President Barack Obama does not want released include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Thursday. And why is the UN not naming the perpetrators? I'm a pharmacist originally from Kurnaz, a small village in the countryside of Syria's Hama province.
THE Bush administration agonised last night over whether to release hundreds of unpublished images from Iraqi prisons that left congressmen expressing revulsion after seeing them in a secret session. Pentagon officials who showed the 1, graphic photographs and video clips feel it is inevitable that they will leak out. They showed forced sexual acts among prisoners and orgies among the guards, with most of the graphically recorded abuse and misbehaviour apparently taking place at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.