Panetta Calls For New Probe Into Marine Photo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is asking the Marine Corps to take another look at its investigation that concluded the Marine snipers who posed with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol should not be disciplined.

Pentagon press secretary George Little says Panetta asked the Marine Corps Friday to look into it "and to take appropriate action."

Little, speaking in Washington, says racist and anti-Semitic symbols have absolutely no place alongside U.S. service members.

The Marine Corps has said it does not plan to discipline the troops, who posed with a flag emblazoned with an "SS" symbol in 2010, because it concluded there was no malicious intent.

A leading Jewish organization has demanded President Barack Obama order an investigation and hold the troops accountable.

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