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'He will have taken a step to dishonor our armed forces': One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army generals warns Trump against pardoning war criminals


One of the most highly-decorated retired US Army officers delivered a stark warning for President Donald Trump amid reports that he is considering pardoning convicted war criminals and service members accused of war crimes who are still awaiting trial. "A pardon by President Trump for military personnel who have been convicted of battlefield crimes or are pending general court-martial would be enormously damaging to the values of the US armed forces," retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey wrote in an opinion column published in The Washington Post. "He should not take this action." McCaffrey was awarded three Purple Heart medals, two Distinguished Service Crosses, and two Silver Stars during his 32-year military career. The former infantry officer served multiple combat tours with the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War and commanded the 24th Mechanized Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm.

Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey blasts Trump over Times and WaPo cancellations: 'This is Mussolini'

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 25 are here. Check out what's clicking on Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Friday compared the Trump administration's directive to federal agencies to cancel subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post to fascist Italian leader Benito Mussolini. In a tweet, the former four-star general called the decision a "watershed moment in history." "The White House Trump statement telling the entire Federal Government to terminate subscriptions to the NYT and Wash Post is a watershed moment in national history," McCaffrey said.

Bruins know they face a tough task in stopping Christian McCaffrey

Los Angeles Times

A McCaffrey has flustered UCLA defensive coordinator Tom Bradley going back to the mid-1980s. Ed McCaffrey grew up in Allentown, Pa., giving Bradley hope that he might be able to lure the standout wide receiver to Penn State when Bradley coached there. But McCaffrey picked Stanford in something of a family tradition before going on to win three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. Three decades later, his son Christian has proved just as elusive. Asked about the challenges presented by the Stanford All-American, Bradley ticked off a list of Heisman Trophy-winning running backs he has faced, including Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker, Marcus Allen and Ron Dayne.

Retired Four-Star General Calls Donald Trump a "Serious Threat" to National Security

Mother Jones

On Friday, a retired four-star Army general tweeted that President Donald Trump is a "serious threat" to national security. Barry McCaffrey, who worked as the White House's drug czar during the Bill Clinton administration, said Trump is refusing to protect the United States from Russian attacks and appears to be "under the sway" of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin.

Trump's rationalization for 'killer' Putin is ignorant and anti-American

Los Angeles Times

During a pre-Super Bowl interview on Fox News with Bill O'Reilly, Donald Trump said something that, in a sane world, would confirm in every citizen's mind that he is unfit to be president. In the one-on-one, O'Reilly follows up Trump's comment that he "respects" Russian President Vladimir Putin by saying, "But he's a killer, though. "Lot of killers," Trump says. "We've got a lot of killers. Boy, you think our country's so innocent?