GIs who refused Iraq supply mission will not face court-martial

[JURIST] US military officials said Sunday that five soldiers who refused to go on a supply mission in Iraq on October 13 will not be court-martialed. The soldiers, and other members of the Army's 343rd Quartermaster Company, were under investigation after refusing to make a supply run in a dangerous section of Iraq. The US general then in charge of the 13th Corps Support Command called the refusal an "isolated incident", but the company commander was subsequently relieved of duty and reassigned at her own request. The soldiers defended their actions by stating their transport vehicles lacked the proper armor needed for the mission. While the soldiers will not be court-martialed, other punishment is being considered. CNN has more.

 

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