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U.S. Soldiers Posed With Taliban Bodies

A soldier from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne division has released photographs showing soldiers posing with the remains of Afghan suicide bombers. He told the Los Angeles Times he released the photos in order to bring attention to a breakdown in leadership and discipline. The photos show soldiers holding limbs and smiling after being sent to recover the remains of a suicide bomber. The photos were taken in 2010. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized on Wednesday on behalf of the Defense Department and the U.S. government, while President Obama called for a investigation of the photos.