The Marines issued a statement late last night which is included at the end of the article. They tried Khudairaham in Afghanistan before a military court as a juvenile, because he said he was only 15. Medical records from a military unit in Helmand Province show that bone marrow tests were done that indicated Khudairaham is actually 18 or 19. After he shot the three unarmed Marines multiple times each, in the gymnasium while they were working out, he danced around and shouted "I've committed jihad! I've committed jihad!" Khudairaham was one of a unit of Afghan militia being trained to take over the fighting when the U.S. military leaves the country. As side issue to this, but in line with the Marines' unaccountable mishandling of this entire incident, is the report of an Afghan police chief who allegedly molested the shooter as a child. Marine reservist Jason Bezler, on active duty in Afghanistan four years ago, gave a warning about the police chief to his superiors. It was ignored. Brezler did pass his own report -- which had been classified -- to news media. That got him court-martialed for relaying the information through unsecure channels. This is not the military I know. I was Army, but this is not the Marines I know, either. If it was 20, 30, 40 years ago, these injustices never would have been done. I don't understand what is going on in our armed forces, but I do not like it.