He said he and other SEALs "killed" a prisoner by practicing medical procedures on him until he died. The Navy said it could not corroborate this.
The children, ages 5 to 15, were killed in their homes in Gaza, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Amnesty International said it had documented four attacks on residential homes that killed innocent Palestinians.
"We killed that guy. Our intention was to kill him. Everybody was on board," Gallagher said in a recent podcast interview.
Special-operations forces have faced a raft of scandals in recent years, but current and former members are wary of the extra scrutiny.
Jake Sullivan, who President-elect Joe Biden has picked as national security adviser, on Wednesday sent a subtle message of support to Australia, which is locked in an ongoing showdown with China. China’s confrontation with Australia has escalated this spring, most recently with Chinese official tweeting an inflammatory image referencing war-crimes […]
Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, was “duped” by a political correspondent. Ken Klippenstein, a correspondent for The Nation, asked Grenell for a shout-out for his grandfather on Twitter and misleadingly attached a photo of Bill Calley. Calley is a convicted war criminal. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
In 2019, US Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher was convicted of posing with the corpse of a dead 17-year-old ISIS detainee during his deployment to Iraq in 2017. In an interview scheduled to air Sunday, Gallagher admitted that his crime was “wrong” and “distasteful.” “It was like a joke […]
The officer responsible for US Navy special-operations forces will step down from his position in September, The Intercept reported over the weekend. Rear Adm. Collin Green’s retirement follows the controversial court-martial of Special Warfare Operator Chief Eddie Gallagher. President Donald Trump, who supported Gallagher, disagreed with Green’s pursuit of a […]
Retired Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was acquitted of brutal war crimes, posted a video on Facebook and Instagram on Monday, labelling his former teammates “cowards.” “For those who have and continue to slander my name, the truth is coming,” he said. The video features clips of Navy investigators interviewing […]
27% of Americans said they agreed President Donald Trump should be charged with war crimes over the drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, according to a new Insider poll. Though regarded as a terrorist by the US, Soleimani was Iran’s top general and his killing marked a major […]
President Donald Trump on Tuesday reversed his threats to target Iranian cultural sites after allegations that such measures would violate international law and constitute a war crime. “If that’s what the law is, I like to obey the law,” Trump said. The president’s reversal will likely come as a relief […]
Tensions between Iran and the US have escalated dramatically in recent weeks, most notably with President Donald Trump ordering the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Trump has vowed potentially disproportionate attacks against Iran if the country retaliates against Americans. Nuclear-weapons experts aren’t immediately concerned about a “tactical” (or […]
Defence Secretary Mark Esper told reporters on Monday that the US military would not target Iranian cultural sites as tensions with Tehran escalated. He said the US military would adhere to the “laws of armed conflict,” which prohibit the deliberate destruction of cultural sites in conflict. President Donald Trump has […]
The US’ top allies, including the UK and France, have continued to back away from President Donald Trump following the US military’s assassination of top Iranian general Qassim Soleimani on Friday. Some European allies argue the US’s dramatic escalation of conflict with Iran will benefit the Islamic State, increase the […]
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter and to reporters that he would target and attack Iranian cultural sites if the country retaliated against the US for assassinating its top general, Qassem Soleimani. Deliberately targeting a cultural heritage site with no military value is a violation of international law and constitutes […]
President Trump caused a stir with his threat this past weekend to target Iranian cultural sites should Iran retaliate for the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week. Many observers were quick to note that the targeting of cultural sites could be considered a war crime. Throughout his […]