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Trump Pardons Soldier Convicted of Killing Iraqi Prisoner

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President Trump has pardoned Michael Behenna, a former Army officer who was convicted of murder for the killing of an Iraqi prisoner in 2008, the White House announced Monday night.

Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison and was released on parole in 2014 after serving five years. His case has been championed by a number of influential people, including former Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and more than 30 retired generals and admirals.

In 2008, U.S. forces captured Ali Mansur, a suspected al-Qaeda member, after a roadside bomb killed two American soldiers in a convoy traveling north of Baghdad,........

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