Waldhauser Amos
U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, left, the senior military Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, speaks with Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, during the farewell reception in honor of Gen. John R. Allen and Gen. James N. Mattis, not shown, at the Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., April 4, 2013. Gen. Amos hosted the event.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marionne T. Mangrum

There’s Still Bad Blood Between Marine Generals Over The Taliban Urination Scandal

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The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe recently published a report stating that nearly three years since a video surfaced depicting U.S. Marine urinating on dead Taliban fighters, and months after a Pentagon Inspector General’s investigation, two of the Corps’ top generals remain on bad terms.

At odds are recently retired Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos and Lt. Gen Thomas Waldhauser, who works in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Waldhauser was Amos’ pick in 2012 to lead the investigation into the urination scandal, but the two had a meeting in which Amos’ sought to impress the seriousness of the case upon Waldhauser. After the meeting, Amos removed Waldhauser from the investigation.

An investigation from the Pentagon’s  Inspector General cleared Amos of any wrongdoing, but Lamothe digs into some of the documents in the report and states that there’s still a rift between Waldhauser and Amos, as the latter general’s legacy was marred by the conflict.


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