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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank, in war crimes cases

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank, in war crimes cases

15 Nov 2019 Reuters Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.

Trump grants pardons to Army officers in war crimes cases

Trump grants pardons to Army officers in war crimes cases

15 Nov 2019 Reuters Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.