President Trump has pardoned Michael Behenna, a
former Army lieutenant who served five years in prison for the murder of
an Iraqi prisoner in 2008. Behenna, who was an Army Ranger in the 101st Airborne Division, was convicted
of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone and sentenced to 25 years
after killing Ali Mansur, a detainee and suspected al-Qaeda member.
Behenna, who stripped Mansur naked, interrogated him without
authorization and then shot him twice, has claimed repeatedly that he
was acting in self-defense.
Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Reis Thebault