White House considers pardons for troops facing war crime accusations

Military Times: President Donald Trump may pardon multiple former U.S. service members accused or convicted of war crimes during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend celebrations, according to anonymous officials who spoke with the New York Times this weekend.

Among the individuals being considered for the pardons is Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, who faces trial in coming weeks on charges he stabbed an injured teenage military to death in 2017 in Iraq. The case has grabbed headlines in recent days after a Navy prosecutor sent an email with a secret digital tracking device to a Navy Times editor, raising separate legal questions.

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