The Navy SEALs charged with assaulting an Iraqi terror suspect may be victims of an al Qaeda propaganda strategy.
The U.S. Justice Department has released excerpts from an al Qaeda training manual that tells members to complain to the court of mistreatment inflicted upon them.
One of the SEALs is accused of punching the terror suspect. That suspect is believed to have plotted the 2003 murders of four American contractors in the Iraq city of Fallujah.
Two of the accused Navy SEALs were arraigned on Monday at Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk.
Protestors turned out to support the men and to call for the charges against them to be dropped.
If convicted, they could go to prison, be demoted, or even dishonorably discharged.
CBN News Military Correspondent Chuck Holton has more on the new development in this case. Click play for his comments.