Trial Opens for Accused War Criminal, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher

HeadlineJun 18, 2019

In California, the war crimes trial for Navy SEALs Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher opened Monday. Gallagher is accused of shooting unarmed civilians in Iraq and of killing a wounded captive ISIS teenage fighter by stabbing him with a knife, then staging a re-enlistment ceremony over the dead teenager’s body. California Congressmember Duncan Hunter has come to Gallagher’s defense, and President Trump has signaled he’s considering a pardon for Gallagher. Opening statements in the trial are taking place today.

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