Trump mulls pardon for soldier accused of Iraq war crime

There is support for pardoning war criminals among his conservative base but critics say US president's action undermines chain of command.

    A US special forces soldier accused of killing a wounded ISIL fighter in Iraq has been freed from detention pending his court martial.

    Navy Seal Edward Gallagher is one of several soldiers accused of crimes in war zones being considered for a presidential pardon.

    Some fear US President Donald Trump is undermining the established chain of command.

    Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.


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