Investigation launched into US soldiers' disrespect dead Afghan insurgents

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Everyone from the president to the defense secretary to the general population is condemning the soldiers pictured posing with dead Afghan insurgents, BBC reported.

The soldiers depicted in the 2010 pictures have not yet been identified, but they are from the 82nd Airborne Division, BBC reported.

Military officials asked the New York Times not to publish the 18 photos for fear that it would damage already shaky relations with Afghanistan. The New York Times agreed to an extent, but felt that Americans had a right to know about the incident, so they published the two least offensive photos that still got the point of the matter across.

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