Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has retired from the Navy, capping off a career that gained national attention when President Donald Trump controversially intervened in a war crimes case on his behalf.
US Navy leadership is emphasizing "responsibility for ethical and professional behavior" in the wake of a controversy over President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case involving a Navy SEAL and the subsequent ousting of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.
Tensions that have been mounting for months between some of the nation's most senior military officers and President Donald Trump are boiling over after his decision to intervene in the cases of three service members accused of war crimes.
Recently ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer detailed President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday, calling the President's actions
President Donald Trump has tapped Kenneth Braithwaite, his ambassador to Norway, to replace ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer amid unprecedented tensions between top military leaders and the White House over a controversial case involving a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he was "flabbergasted" to discover that then-Navy Secretary Richard Spencer had been working a White House back channel to resolve a standoff over controversial Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
Ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, who was forced out of his role Sunday after President Donald Trump's intervention in a war crimes case, said in an interview Monday that the President's actions send a message that "you can get away with things."
In an extraordinary move, the Pentagon chief "fired" the Navy secretary Sunday for going outside his chain of command by proposing a "secret agreement with the White House," according to a senior defense official.
The Navy was notified the White House will not intervene to stop an ongoing review of whether SEAL Eddie Gallagher should be kicked out, a Navy official and a military official confirmed to CNN on Sunday.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley have raised serious concerns with the White House in the last 48 hours after President Donald Trump signaled he would block the Navy from ejecting Eddie Gallagher from the SEALs, an administration official told CNN.
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said Friday that a military review of the status of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher should proceed despite President Donald Trump tweeting Thursday that Gallagher should not lose it, a possible outcome of the review.
President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on potential disciplinary action against Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, appearing to override a Navy decision to initiate a review that could result i
Navy officials are expected to notify Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher on Wednesday that they are launching an administrative review of his fitness to continue to serve as a SEAL, days after President Donald Trump reversed Gallagher's demotion for posing for a photo with a casualty.
President Donald Trump ignored Pentagon advice Friday and pardoned two service members, while also restoring the rank of a third after all faced war crimes allegations.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered top Navy officials to rescind medals awarded to the prosecutors who unsuccessfully tried Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher for murder.
Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher will be demoted in rank and his pay will be reduced for posing for a photo with a dead ISIS prisoner, a jury decided Wednesday.