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Marines Under Investigation for Sharing Nude Photos of Servicewomen

08 March 2017

The secret Facebook group, called Marines United, has almost 30,000 members.

"So let me cut to the chase", he said. "If changes need to be made, they will be made".

"That's an incident where we have to get down to the bottom of it and there has to be an effect for people who were involved in it", Tillis said Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.

The Center for Investigative Reporting stated that if a marine is found guilty of posting explicit images of another enlisted member of the service, then that particular officer will be charged under the violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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The Marine Corps Times, an independent newspaper focusing on issues involving the service, first revealed the existence of the photos when it published on Saturday an internal Marine Corps communications document that detailed how the service should respond. The document outlines the allegations and lists talking points about the investigation. Marines will not tolerate online or offline harassment.

The Marine Corps is deeply concerned about allegations regarding the derogatory online comments and sharing of salacious photographs in Marines United, a closed website. This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust, and degrades the individual.

The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge. That out Corps does not care where you come from, whether you're rich or poor, whether you're man or woman, what your sexual preference may be, only that you have the disciple, drive and commitment to be a US Marine.

There has to be an outcome for people who were involved in it. U.S. Sen.

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U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, a Republican whose coastal North Carolina congressional district includes Camp Lejeune, sent a letter Tuesday to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller asking to be kept abreast of developments from the investigation.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said such revelations are troubling and that he expects a full investigation by the Marine Corps.

In the video, Neller talks at length about Marine Corps values and the need for service members to treat each other with dignity and respect.

A spokeswoman for Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-2) said that Scott did not have an official comment Sunday night because he still was being briefed on the allegations and investigation.

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According to Center for Investigative Reporting, senior officers have confirmed this scandal and have brought in hundreds of marines for questioning involved in the scandal. "As the son of a World War II Marine, I know this horrendous activity does not reflect the ethos of the Corps. He emphasized Marines' reputation for honor, courage, and commitment to each other".

Marines Under Investigation for Sharing Nude Photos of Servicewomen