There isn't a story about Marine A here, so I thought I would give it a mention.
Latest BBC story here:
A Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been jailed for seven years.
Sgt Alexander Blackman, 42, will be freed in weeks as he has already served more than three years in jail.
I'm usually pretty certain on my opinions on stuff (whether they be right or wrong) and was on this too, until I saw the BBC documentary the other week on this.
Showing the pressures that he was under. He had younger soldiers to think about. A command that wouldn't want the expense or risk of sending in a helicopter to evacuate a wounded enemy soldier. The fact he had been under intense military actions for days/weeks on end. etc etc. Did this justify his action?
But, I still come back to his own words said calmly that he knew he was breaking the Geneva convention when he shot the wounded Taliban fighter.
So, should he have gone to prison and should he be released now?