Navy, President Trump At Odds Over Eddie Gallagher's SEAL Designation

Headline Roundup November 22nd, 2019

The United States Navy announced Thursday that it's moving forward with a review and possible removal of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher from the Navy SEALs, despite opposition from President Donald Trump. In July, Gallagher was acquitted of murdering a wounded prisoner of war, but was convicted of posing with the prisoner's corpse in Iraq in 2017. The Navy is deciding whether or not to remove Gallagher's Trident Pin, the official membership pin of the SEALs; President Trump told the Navy to cancel its planned demotion of Gallagher from chief petty officer to petty officer first class last Friday.

Navy, President Trump At Odds Over Eddie Gallagher's SEAL Designation

From the Left
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The Navy announced it was considering kicking Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher out of the SEALs Wednesday even though President Donald Trump had recently reversed his demotion. It was a stunning move.

Trump clearly seemed outraged by the prospect. He tweeted in response Thursday morning that “the Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin” (the official sign of membership in the SEALs), though whether that will lead to the cancellation of the Navy's review remains unclear.

The Navy’s willingness to try to discipline...

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From the Right
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On Thursday, responding to the U.S. Navy’s stated intention to remove naval officer Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin after President Trump had restored Gallagher´s rank to Chief Petty Officer last Friday, Trump fired back, tweeting, “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”

After Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to cancel demoting Gallagher’s rank from Chief Petty Officer to Petty Officer First Class, Navy commanders started to strip Gallagher of his...

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From the Center
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The U.S. Navy said Thursday that it will proceed with a hearing to consider the expulsion of Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher from the Navy SEALs, despite his support from President Trump.

Gallagher and three supervising officers were informed of the administrative review board hearing, set for Dec. 2, on Wednesday.

"The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," said Trump in a tweet earlier Thursday. "This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!"

The Trident Pin is...

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