Alan Bell

Veteran and scholar of combat ethics 'astonished' by Trump's plan to pardon war criminals: It's 'now okay to shoot the dogs'

As a veteran, I was astonished by the recent news that President Trump may be considering pardons for U.S. military members accused or convicted of war crimes. But as a scholar who studies the U.S. military and combat ethics, I understand even more clearly the harmful long-term impact such pardons can have on the military.

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