Navy SEALs drank so much liquor that the entire platoon was sent home from Iraq

Navy SEALs drank so much liquor that the entire platoon was sent home from Iraq after their commander & # 39; lost confidence in the team's ability to complete the mission & # 39;

  • SEAL Team 7 ordered to return to their US base for violation of General Order No. 1
  • The commander & # 39; lost confidence in the team's ability to accomplish the mission & # 39;
  • Special Operations Command said it was due to & # 39; a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods & # 39;
  • Two defense officers confirmed that drinking alcohol caused the disciplinary action
  • Revelation comes one month after the controversial trial of war crimes by Edward Gallagher
  • The decorated Navy SEAL was freed from the murder of a captured ISIS hunter in Iraq
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A platoon of Navy SEAL & # 39; s was sent home from Iraq because they drank so much alcohol that their commander & # 39; lost confidence in the team's ability to accomplish the mission & # 39 ;.

In yet another black eye for the public image of the US military, SEAL Team 7 was forced by a naval commander to return to their base in San Diego for violation of General Order No. 1 – the statutes prohibiting alcohol consumption, the Washington Post reported.

& # 39; The commander lost confidence in the team's ability to accomplish the mission & # 39 ;, the US Special Operations Command said in a statement.

Marching orders: SEAL Team 7 was forced by a naval commander to return to their base in San Diego for violation of Order No. 1 - the statutes prohibiting alcohol consumption

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Marching orders: SEAL Team 7 was forced by a naval commander to return to their base in San Diego for violation of Order No. 1 – the statutes prohibiting alcohol consumption

However, the dismissal of the team was not only due to alcohol consumption, but rather to & # 39; a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods & # 39 ;, said the command.

Two defense officers confirmed that drinking alcohol caused the disciplinary action.

The embarrassing revelation comes just weeks after a controversial war crime against decorated Navy SEAL, Edward Operations, Chief Operations Gallagher, who was not found guilty in 2017 of murdering a captured ISIS hunter.

However, he was sentenced for posing for a photo with the body of the prisoner.

The dismissal of the team was not solely due to alcohol consumption, but rather to & # 39; a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods & # 39;

The dismissal of the team was not solely due to alcohol consumption, but rather to & # 39; a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods & # 39;

The dismissal of the team was not solely due to alcohol consumption, but rather to & # 39; a perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods & # 39;

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The verdict at a military court at Naval Base San Diego was aroused with an outburst of emotion when the military jury also knew Gallagher, 40, of attempted murder in the shooting of two civilians on July 2, 2019.

The case exposed a generation conflict within the ranks of the elite special forces group and the outcome caused a major blow to one of the most talked-about war crimes of the army.

The maximum punishment for posing with a corpse is four months and he spent longer than in captivity awaiting trial before being released by President Trump in March.

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, center, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, left, and adviser, Bernard Kerik, leaving a military court at Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, center, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, left, and adviser, Bernard Kerik, leaving a military court at Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, center, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher, left, and adviser, Bernard Kerik, leaving a military court at Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday

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Lawyer Tim Parlatore said the trial was a & # 39; mutiny & # 39; and was set up for the murder of the young ISIS hunter in 2017 by a group of younger SEAL & # 39; s who did not like his tough, old-fashioned leadership style.

Special Operations Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher is pictured above

Special Operations Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher is pictured above

Special Operations Chief Edward & # 39; Eddie & # 39; Gallagher is pictured above

& # 39; The jury found him not guilty of murder, stabbing, the shootings, not guilty of all those things. They found him guilty of taking a photo with a dead terrorist that we have admitted all the time, he is in that photo, & Parlatore added.

The moment they started complaining about him to their superiors, the other SEAL & # 39; s were six months back in the US and Gallagher was in for a promotion and a Silver Star.

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The turning point in the court martial was when one of the seals, Corey Scott, who was expected to testify for the prosecution, took responsibility for the murder of the boy that Gallagher would have been killed.

Scott is now confronted with perpetual charges from the prosecutors he had by his side. They say he made it right to protect Gallagher after receiving immunity from his own war crimes.

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