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Was bound to happen. And the results are disastrous for troop morale and the willingness of troops to enter combat situations.
The Dutch have done it for years, to the point where soldiers firing their weapons are liable to get arrested and charged with murder.
In Iraq several years ago our "justice" department went so far as to send a jet with a SWAT team from Amsterdam to Basrah in order to slap handcuffs on a marine who had fired warning shots to stop a group of looters after which one looter died from an accidental ricochet.
As a further disgrace they appealed twice when courts dismissed the charges of murder (had the charge been accidental manslaughter there would likely have been a conviction) until all avenues of appeal were exhausted.
The marine never did get an apology.
That's the other side of treating terrorists and foreign combattants as common criminals, you have to treat your own soldiers as common police officers which means you have to charge them with murder or manslaughter when they kill someone they didn't warn in person to surrender first.
MANYETI68 - In a real war, lawyers nosing around combat units would quickly become casualties. Even MP's know to mind their own damn business when there is a big fight happening.
That weapon is an XM25 prototype - 25mm semi-auto grenade launcher. The grenades can be set for air-burst at specific distances to take out bad-guys in holes. Sounds great on paper but it hasn't made it to the field yet.