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 […]
Donald Trump said that the US is preparing to target 52 Iranian sites, including those important to “Iranian culture,” if the country retaliates for the US’s assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. This could be considered a war crime, but Trump has only doubled down on the idea. Trump has not […]
President Donald Trump has defended his threat to target cultural sites in Iran if the country retaliates for the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Trump had said the US would target 52 sites, including some cultural ones, if Iran were to strike any American citizens or US sites. But […]
President Donald Trump on Saturday issued new threats at Iran, including one that could amount to a war crime if carried out. Trump warned Iran that a strike on “any Americans” or “American assets” would result in the US hitting 52 targets – including “Iranian culture” sites. But deliberately targeting […]
A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder charges has launched a lifestyle brand with T-shirts, hoodies, and drinking accessories. Edward Gallagher was charged with murder in 2018 and demoted by the Navy. US President Donald Trump reversed Gallagher’s sentence and reinstated his rank. Gallagher’s squad said that he targeted […]
A Navy SEAL who testified against Chief Edward Gallagher in a war-crimes trial condemned President Donald Trump’s interference in Gallagher’s case in an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune. “When you look at politicians getting involved in military justice – whether it’s a congressman from San Diego or the president […]
In the month since Clint Lorance – the former US Army soldier who was convicted of war crimes – was pardoned by President Donald Trump, he’s publicly thanked Trump and even went on stage at one of his fundraisers. Lorance was convicted in 2013 on two counts of second-degree murder […]
President Donald Trump’s decision to grant clemency to three service members accused or convicted of war crimes has provoked strong reactions from the military and veteran communities. While many support Trump’s decision, others are concerned his actions are already having a detrimental effect on the military. “Overall, I think active-duty […]
Senior Navy leaders reportedly threatened to resign or be fired if President Donald Trump intervenes in plans to expel a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes. One of the officials named in the report, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, denied the report on Saturday. Trump has intervened in several such cases […]
US President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon or reinstate the rank of three service members accused or convicted of war crimes was influenced by outsiders, including “Fox & Friends” host Pete Hegseth over top military officials, The Washington Post reports. Trump had already made his decision by the time military […]
President Donald Trump’s comments like the US military is training “our boys to be killing machines” show the commander in chief is out of touch with the force he leads. The business of the US military is ensuring the lawful use of force, and that any service member suspected of […]
President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he would not allow the Navy to strip Chief Eddie Gallagher of his Trident, the insignia that marks him as a Navy SEAL. “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin,” Trump tweeted. “This case was […]
For months, President Trump has expressed interest in pardoning convicted or accused war criminals. But Defence Secretary Mark Esper, among other Pentagon officials, has attempted to steer Trump away from doing so. “I do have full confidence in the military justice system,” Esper said, acknowledging that he had spoken to […]
An attorney for Green Beret Maj. Mathew Golsteyn said that President Donald Trump has “committed” to ending Golsteyn’s prosecution for war crimes. The attorney, Phillip Stackhouse, told Insider that his team had been in touch with the White House through intermediaries, but declined to identify them in further detail. Secretary […]
Pentagon officials were reportedly shocked by a “Fox & Friends” report Monday that President Donald Trump planned to intervene in three war crimes cases by Veteran’s Day. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper urged Trump Tuesday not to intervene. Included in the information packet will be the details of each case, […]
President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to restore the rank of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, who was convicted of taking a photo with a deceased teenage ISIS fighter in 2017. Gallagher would retire as a chief, reinstating approximately $US200,000 of his retirement pay. Trump is also reportedly considering pardons […]
Video of attacks on civilians, apparently by Turkish-backed Syrian forces, including a Kurdish politician, have raised the spectre of war crimes in the border conflict between Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in Syria. Two Syrian Kurdish journalists were killed by a Turkish air strike, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. […]
The Navy prosecutors who lost the case against Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher were given Navy Achievement Medals for the results, Task & Purpose reports. The prosecution, which suffered setback after setback including having a witness they called claim credit for the death that Gallagher was standing trial for, was commended […]
A US Marine attached to Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s platoon challenged the testimony of prosecution witnesses Thursday, telling the court that the SEAL did not stab a prisoner of war to death as others have alleged. An Iraqi general also testified in a pre-recorded video that the SEALs, including Gallagher, […]
Navy prosecutors were surprised by their own witness in Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher’s war crimes trial when their witness, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, confessed to killing the prisoner of war the defendant is charged with murdering. Prosecutors are still pursuing murder charges against Gallagher, and now, prosecutors […]
Another Navy SEAL confessed to killing the prisoner of war Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is accused of murdering, but the prosecution in the latter’s war crimes court-martial is refusing to drop the murder charges. Legal experts told Business Insider that it’s foolish to impugn your own witness because it […]
Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is standing trial for allegedly stabbing an unarmed prisoner to death, firing on innocent civilians, and obstruction of justice. Amid testimony from his fellow Navy SEALs, one unexpectedly confessed to killing the prisoner Gallagher is accused of murdering. Corey Scott, according to the San […]
US Navy prosecutors in the high-profile war crimes trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher allegedly attempted to spy on members of the defence team, as well as one member of the media. Among the defence lawyers who received suspicious emails with embedded tracking software was Marc Mukasey, a relatively new […]
President Donald Trump is considering pardoning troops accused and convicted of war crimes, possibly this Memorial Day weekend, according to The New York Times. Several retired US generals have criticised the president’s reported plans, arguing that doing so would be “immoral,” a “mistake,” an “abdication of moral responsibility,” and a […]
President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to pardon several US service members accused of war crimes before they stand trial. Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, said on Tuesday that Trump “needs to be very careful” about […]
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to pardon a number of accused or convicted war criminals in time for Memorial Day. The Trump administration made expedited requests for paperwork for the pardons earlier this week, The New York Times reported. Among those considered is Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL who allegedly […]
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is accused of stabbing an unarmed ISIS militant to death in Iraq, as well as shooting two civilians. His defence team alleges that the prosecution spied on their emails using hidden tracking software embedded in emails sent to members of his team and one journalist […]
Leaked court documents from a January ruling revealed allegations that Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who is accused of killing an ISIS fighter after the militant surrendered, threatened to kill anyone who spoke against him, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Friday. Gallagher’s lawyers said these claims are “entirely fabricated,” adding […]
Rep. Duncan Hunter has called for President Donald Trump to intervene for a Navy SEAL chief being held in pre-trial confinement for the alleged murder of a wounded IS fighter. Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is awaiting court-martial for charges that he stabbed the 15-year-old in the neck while the […]
A Navy SEAL accused of premeditated murder of a wounded ISIS combatant will be arraigned Friday. Along with murder charges, Chief Petty Officer Edward “Eddie” Gallagher faces charges of obstruction of justice. The SEAL has been accused of attempting to bribe his teammates to prevent them from disclosing the incident, […]
The US is investigating video footage that shows a soldier firing a shotgun through the window of a possible civilian truck. US Central Command is looking into whether the troops violated the rules of engagement. US Central Command is launching an investigation to see whether its troops violated the rules […]
A Bosnian Croat war criminal claimed to take poison while in court. Slobodan Praljak appeared to drink from a small vial as his sentence was upheld. Praljak was trying to appeal a 20-year sentence for crimes during the Bosnian War. A war criminal who commanded forces in the Bosnian conflict […]
Ratko Mladić was removed from a hearing at The Hague on Wednesday. He shouted at the judge and refused to sit down while being convicted. Shortly afterwards he was convicted of war crimes and sent to prison for life. A Serbian general has been thrown out of a courtroom after […]
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The amount of progress made in Afghanistan after 13 years of war is still up for debate. (Certainly the reports out of the Special Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction have only gotten more shrill as exodus approaches.) Nonetheless, the disappearances, beatings, and downright murders that remain unsolved in one special […]
There’s been a lot of hubbub today about separate reports released today from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch covering the use of armed U.S. drones to target extremist militants. The reports contain some rather harrowing witness accounts of innocent victims blown to pieces in American drone strikes. Along with […]
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