Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Mutiny in Iraq?

A 17-member Army Reserve platoon of the 343rd Quartermaster Company from Rock Hill, S.C., is under arrest for refusing a "suicide mission" to deliver fuel.

(Original link replaced due to temporary site outage.)

The soldiers were arrested for refusing to go to Taji, Iraq -- north of Baghdad -- because their vehicles were considered "deadlined" or extremely unsafe. The platoon is normally escorted by armed Humvees and helicopters, but did not have support for this mission.

**Update - Soldiers released, but may still be charged. Meanwhile, the command will "assess armor" on the vehicles and add steel plating, if necessary. **

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