Trump grants pardons to Army officers in war crimes cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.

(This story corrects to Navy SEAL platoon commander from another Army officer.)

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Writing by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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