Washington Examiner| May 21, 2019
By John Gage
Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey slammed President Trump for his plan to pardon several military members charged with war crimes.
“Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US service members accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the Law of Armed Conflict seriously. Bad message. Bad precedent. Abdication of moral responsibility. Risk to us. #Leadership,” Dempsey said Tuesday on Twitter.
Dempsey was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011 to 2015, the only officer to occupy the post for a full four-year term under President Barack Obama.