Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she is “very disappointed” and angered by the conduct of thousands of male soldiers who have posted and viewed naked photos of female soldiers on a private Facebook page.
The “Marine United” Facebook page was created as a private meeting place for active duty and retired Marines, but a veteran who runs the “War Horse” NEWS site recently revealed photos of female Marines were being posted on the Marines United page. Ernst, a retired Iowa National Guard commander who is a combat veteran, spoke Tuesday during a U.S. Senate hearing with two Marine Corps generals.
Ernst cites additional reporting which indicates similar activity in other branches of the military.
Marine Corps leaders admit investigators are having trouble identifying “Marines United” Facebook users for possible prosecution or discipline within the military, plus spin-off websites are popping up with links to the naked images of female soldiers.