JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - The Army has appointed a brigadier general to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the Washington-state based 5th Stryker Brigade, after some of its members were charged this year with rampant drug use, mutilating corpses and slaughtering Afghan civilians for kicks.
Maj. Kathleen Turner, a spokeswoman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle, confirmed the investigation Monday. She says the review is focusing on "all aspects potentially related to the allegations of murder, assault and drug use ... to include individual and leader accountability."
Five soldiers are charged with murder and conspiracy in the deaths of three civilians during patrols this year. Seven more face charges including drug use and beating an informant in a drug investigation.
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