U.S. Soldiers Stripped of Guns During (March 2012) Leo Panetta AddressSubmitted by Chris Fricasseeski on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 04:19
Was talking with a friend about PTS(d) and what it must be like for returning soldiers who never went anywhere, anywhere without their gun, to be not allowed to have one when they return from duty.
I mentioned that I could tell him of one time when at least 100 active soldiers were ordered to disarm:
He has lots more military friends than I do and honestly couldn't believe it at first, but then he asked me if I knew of any follow-up to this:
"...Around 200 troops who had gathered in a tent at Camp Leatherneck were told "something had come to light" and asked abruptly to file outside and lay down their automatic rifles and 9mm pistols. The incident is believed to be the first time US troops were stripped of guns during an address by their own secretary of defense..."
I told him no I hadn't heard anything but I'd look into it. Well google hasn't told me anything new yet. Anyone out there know anything, or even what questions we should be asking? Some I'd like to know are:
-Did all the 200 troops follow the orders?
-Were any who didn't disciplined?
-Did this set some kind of precedent?
-Has it been done again since the March event?
-Has Panetta ever been questioned about this by congress?