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Trump Hails a Soldier the Army Just Charged with Murder as a “Military Hero”


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Prosecutors say this former Green Beret committed a war crime.

Early on Sunday morning, President Trump sent a tweet promising to examine the case of a Afghanistan war veteran who earlier in the week was charged with murder by Army prosecutors.

The charges date back to 2010 when Maj. Matt Golsteyn was deployed with a unit fighting near Marja. Three Marines he was working with were killed by a booby trap bomb. In a 2016 interview with Fox News, Golsteyn, a Green Beret, described apprehending a man he believed to be the bomb maker and killing him, even though, according to Fox News, superiors had ordered him released on a lack of evidence.
Sort of reminds me of My Lai & the movie Platoon.

Trump is politicizing an internal military justice matter for publicity.
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