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I'm a lawyer primarily representing clients who are being sued. I am a retired Army Judge Advocate. Nothing I post here, including any comments about legal topics, should be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.

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Trump pardons war criminals

I looked for an earlier post about this but did not find one.

Trump today pardoned three war criminals - pardons that were opposed by the Defense Department.

Link to NBC report: [link:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/military/trump-dismisses-murder-charge-against-green-beret-pardons-army-officer-n1079941|

Countries have an obligation under the laws of war to investigate and punish war crimes. Pardoning war criminals for no reason other than to pander to right-wing pundits violates the obligation of the United States to punish war crimes. Trump is now on record condoning war crimes. As a result, Trump is potentially personally responsible for war crimes committed by service members emboldened by Trump condoning war crimes in the past under rules of command responsibility.

I appreciate that this was lost in the flood of other news today but this is really dark news. An army in which discipline is not enforced is just a very well armed mob.

I HATE going back to "standard" time.

Its dark when I go to the office and dark when I leave. It's all just too depressing. The winter weather is bad enough. Do we have to also live in perpetual night?
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