22 mai 2019

Pardons for convicted, accused war criminals could harm commanders’ influence, former military lawyers warn

stripes.com

WASHINGTON — Presidential pardons for American servicemembers convicted or accused of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the killing of unarmed enemy fighters, could undermine military leadership and might complicate the U.S. relationship with key allies, several military law experts said. Retired top military officers and former judge advocates joined a growing chorus this week imploring the White House not to issue pardons in high-profile war-crimes cases, including those of at [...]