The War-Crimes Presidency

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The New Republic—Eight years ago, a friend sent me a photograph of Marines in Afghanistan proudly posing with a Nazi SS flag. As a former soldier, Iraq veteran, and historian who focuses on the German military during the Holocaust, I was shocked, and I reported the incident to the Marines’ inspector general. “Some symbols simply have pretty solid meanings,” I wrote then of the SS runes. The Corps, to its credit, responded swiftly, using the incident as a teachable moment to its Marines about the creation and...

The war crimes president: Donald Trump doesn't understand the damage he's causing to the military. Trump is destroying what commanders call "good order and discipline." It's malicious, stupid and destructive