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A Secret in the Navy SEALs

A Secret in the Navy SEALs

Update: 2019-04-252
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Navy SEAL commandos said they had seen their decorated platoon leader, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, commit war crimes. They were warned not to report it. They did so anyway. Guest: Dave Philipps, who covers the military for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Kristen Milner

This is not an easy situation but this needs to be brought to trial along with those who covered for him. I believe our country is indebted to our soldiers for their dedication and courage. We have rights and freedom in part thanks to them. But, abuse of power and ethical lines being blurred is nothing to sweep under the rug. Somewhere along the line (possibly during 8 diploments), this solider became the very enemy he was supposed to be protecting our country from. I feel many steps and parts were responsible for his downfall. Ultimately, this example needs to be made important for the simple fact that changes are needed.

May 28th
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Nance G.

If this is anything like sexual assault in the military then we need to listen to this SEALs bringing up allegations. It happens way too often that higher ups give glowing character references to crappy soldiers/ navymen and that just seems to throw out any credibly for accusers. As a civilian I obviously am not privy to the information but a fair trial and investigation does not seem out of order to uncover all the truths. There's a reason why the Geneva Convention and other treaties were agreed to. Trigger happy psychopaths have no place in the high stakes and (what should be) honorable military.

Apr 27th
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andrew mathias

Eddie Gallegher is a hero they should give him an other medal. He doesn't belong in jail

Apr 27th
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Wendy Bruder

I thought it was quite enlightening. Boys Clubs of Violence need to follow rules too. cant just kill whoever you want whenever you want.

Apr 25th
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Thomas Franklin

bad episode

Apr 25th
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Chris Koul

Thomas Franklin shit human being

May 31st
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Thomas Franklin

Alek wut a constructiv commint, durrrrr

Apr 30th
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A Secret in the Navy SEALs

A Secret in the Navy SEALs