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The war-crimes case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher has left President Donald Trump in a fraught relationship with the Pentagon, according to a new report by The New York Times
Chief Petty Officer Gallagher has been at the center of a two-year affair that began with his September 2018 arrest over allegations he used a knife to execute a wounded teenage ISIS fighter in military custody and shot civilians while deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in early 2017. 
Despite the gory allegations, Trump has intervened several times in the case to fully back Gallagher against legal consequences and retribution from the Navy. 
Trump’s meddling has reportedly left lasting concerns within the Pentagon over his leadership. 
Gallagher was eventually acquitted on all but one charge after a military trial in which another person present flipped their story on the stand, despite multiple accounts suggesting Gallagher carried out the killing.
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The war-crimes case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher has left President Donald Trump in a fraught relationship with the Pentagon as some feel he overstepped his bounds by meddling in the case, according to a new report by The New York Times

Chief Petty Officer Gallagher has been at the center of a two-year affair that began with his September 2018 arrest over allegations he used a knife to execute a wounded teenage ISIS fighter in military custody and shot civilians while deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in early 2017. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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