Six Army soldiers and three Marines stationed at a base in Afghanistan received administrative punishments for the burning of the Holy Koran earlier this year.
As reported by the Associated Press:
The soldiers were disciplined for the mistaken burning of Qurans earlier this year at a U.S. base in Afghanistan, and the Marines were punished for their participation in a video that showed them urinating on the corpses of Taliban insurgents.
Discipline against a Navy sailor in the Quran burnings was dismissed, and the Marine Corps said that it will announce discipline against additional Marines in the urination case at a later date.
U.S. military leaders widely condemned the incidents, which were both revealed earlier this year. The Quran burning triggered riots in the street and retribution killings, including two U.S. troops who were shot by an Afghan soldier and two U.S. military advisers who were gunned down at their desks at the Interior Ministry.
The exact punishments were not disclosed, but administrative punishments could include demotions, extra duty, forfeiture of pay, or a letter in their file.
They could also stall any future advancement and end their military careers.