RED FLAG

Marines Posed With Nazi Symbol

The Marine Corps confirmed on Thursday that members of one of its sniper teams had posed for a photo in Afghanistan in front of what appeared to be a Nazi SS flag—and said disciplinary action had been taken. The photo of Marines in front of a flag with a symbol similar to that of the SS appeared on a blog after being taken in 2010. Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has called for a full investigation. The Marines said in a statement that the troops are no longer with the unit they were serving with when the photo was taken. A Marine Corps spokesman said the flag was intended to designate the Marines as “scout snipers,” adding that it was unacceptable nonetheless.