Trump Administration Gears Up to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Accused of War Crimes

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President Donald Trump is readying paperwork required to pardon a number of U.S. servicemen that are facing charges of committing war crimes.

The New York Times reports that one case the Trump administration is looking at involves Navy SEAL and Special Operations Chief, Edward Gallagher, who is facing charges of shooting unarmed civilians in Iraq.

President Trump earlier this month pardoned a former Army First Lieutenant who was convicted of killing a man he was interrogating in Iraq.

Critics of the pardons say this could compromise the legitimacy of military law.

For more, KCBS' Scott Lettieri spoke with Dr. Jeff McCausland, Military Affairs and National Security Consultant for CBS News.