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President Trump issues pardons in war-crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move

An aerial view of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on April 14, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Nick Kirkpatrick

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump intervened in three cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing full pardons to two U.S. soldiers and reversing disciplinary action against a Navy SEAL despite opposition raised by military justice experts and some senior Pentagon officials. ...

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