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Trump Rescinds Medals for Naval Lawyers Who Prosecuted War Crimes

HeadlineAug 01, 2019

President Trump has ordered the U.S. Navy to rescind achievement medals given to military lawyers who prosecuted Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher, who was accused of multiple war crimes, including shooting two Iraqi civilians and fatally stabbing a captive teenager in the neck. In July, Gallagher was acquitted on all but the least serious charge he faced—taking a photo over the dead body of a captive teenage combatant in Iraq—despite several of Gallagher’s fellow SEALs testifying as witnesses to the alleged murders. On Twitter, Trump blasted the prosecutors, adding, “I am very happy for Eddie Gallagher and his family!”

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