Nightly News   |  January 11, 2012

Video shows troops urinating on dead bodies

U.S. military officials believe the video showing four Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan is legitimate and promise a swift investigation. If identified, the Marines could face criminal prosecution. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> marine corps is investigating video posted on the web today that could spark a global scandal and outrage. we are going to keep it to this small still photo over my shoulder. we have blurred out the offensive parts, but the pictures show four u.s. marines believed to be part of a sniper team operating in afghanistan urinating on the bodies of the dead along with commentary along the way. our pentagon correspondent jim miklazewski is being told they are believed to be based at camp lejeune . the marines promise a swift investigation. if they are positively identified, they could face criminal prosecution.