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Commander of MARSOC team falsely accused of war crimes finally cleared for promotion
By: Shawn Snow   17 hours ago
 
Retired Marine Maj. Fred Galvin at his home in Overland Park, Kansas, on January 7, 2015. Galvin was the commander of Fox Company, 2nd MSOB, the first MARSOC unit to deploy to Afghanistan. (Mike Morones/Staff)

A Navy records board has exonerated the commander of Marine special operations team and paved his way for a promotion more than decade after the unit was falsely accused of killing civilians during a March 2007 ambush in Bati Kot district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

The board cited a 2008 Court of Inquiry decision that found the team had operated within the confines of the Law of Armed Conflict when it engaged militants in a violent ambush. And it’s the latest in a series of letters and Pentagon records, including a recent letter from the commandant’s office, that have cleared the elite team of accusations of wrongdoing.
 
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/newsletters/daily-news-roundup/2019/01/07/commander-of-marsoc-team-falsely-accused-of-war-crimes-finally-cleared-for-promotion-to-lieutenant-colonel/
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 08:46:07 AM by rangerrebew »
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