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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Absent evidence of innocence or injustice, the wholesale pardon of U.S. service members accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don't take the law of armed conflict seriously," retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a tweet Tuesday. He added: "Bad message. Bad precedent. Abdication of moral responsibility. Risk to us." "If President Trump issues indiscriminate pardons of individuals accused -- or convicted by their fellow service members -- of war crimes, he relinquishes the United States' moral high ground and undermines the good order and discipline critical to winning on the battlefield," said retired Gen. Charles Krulak, a former commandant of the Marine Corps.

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You do realize, of course, that we not only allow but encourage our military members to be free thinkers?

#1 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-22 01:41 PM | Reply

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Citation necessary.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-22 01:47 PM | Reply

The abdication of moral responsibility is a very serious thing to soldiers.

Here, read Chapter 22 of this: fas.org

You can be a greater danger to your own side side than the enemy is.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-24 07:20 AM | Reply

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