Chief Eddie Gallagher is back in the spotlight, this time, taking his version of events to a podcast. Many will remember Gallagher's case, in part, because of its high publicity, gaining notice and comment by President Trump, in addition to raising many potential UCI questions.
As reported by Task & Purpose, Gallagher did an interview with "The Line" as part of their series finale, where he confesses, or rather sheds light, on the moments that led the Navy to prosecute him for war crimes. Among those admissions, Gallagher claims that his team's intention was to kill the ISIS fighter and that "everybody was on board." Notably, he also admits that instead of rendering medical aid, they practiced medical procedures on the fighter because "he was going to die, regardless."
While these admissions are shocking, only time will tell what will come of them. When asked for comment, the Navy declined. With a new administration in power, will there be any repercussions for these admissions or will they simply drift into the abyss.
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