A U.S. military investigation recommended discipline—but not criminal charges—for up to seven soldiers who burned the Quran in an incident that roiled Afghanistan. U.S. military officials said the classified report was delivered to the Pentagon a week ago, and no final decisions have been made. The lack of criminal charges had been expected after comments made by military officials, but it is likely to anger Afghans, who took to the streets by the thousands and more than 30 were killed in the deadly riots following the February incident. All told, two Army and nine Navy service members were sent back to the U.S., but according to the investigator’s report, several will face no charges.
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