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Trump Looks at War Crimes Pardons

1 month ago   |   By Newser

White House officials have begun the process for issuing presidential pardons for several members of the military accused or convicted of war crimes. Among them is Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL charged with shooting unarmed civilians and killing a captive while deployed in Iraq, the New York Times reports. The...
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Trump expected to pardon US war criminals who killed unarmed civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump expected to pardon US war criminals who killed unarmed civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan

1 month ago   |   By Think Progress

President Donald Trump is expected to pardon U.S. military service members who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, including a Blackwater security contractor who killed dozens of unarmed Iraqis, the New York Times reported Saturday.
Nicholas A. Slatten , a Blackwater security guard, was recently found guilty of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis in 2007, an incident that led to a wave of protests, as well as worldwide condemnation over the U.S. government's use of private military contractors. Slatten may receive a pardon as soon as Memorial Day.
Trump may also pardon the Navy SEAL's...
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