Time.com regrets the errors. A corrected version of the original story can be seen here.
On October 21, 2005, Time.com posted a story about an incident in which U.S. soldiers burned the corpses of two Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan. The story, based on the accounts of several sources at the scene, stated that Army Lieutenant Eric Nelson ordered the bodies to be burned and could face disciplinary action by the military. Since then, however, a source close to the investigation of the incident has told TIME that Lieutenant Nelson did not order the burnings, is not a focus of the investigation and is not among the military personnel who will be named in a report due as early as next week. Nelson was not at the cremation site, sources say. Time.com also incorrectly stated Nelson was the leader of Company B.