NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — Navy SEAL Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher allegedly texted a photo of himself cradling a dead ISIS fighter's head in one hand while holding a knife in the other and boasted that he "got him with my hunting knife," Navy prosecutors said Wednesday.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO -- Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher faced an Article 32 hearing in San Diego on Wednesday over allegations he used a knife to execute a wounded ISIS fighter in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017.
The battle of Mosul, in which the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the U.S.-led coalition defeated the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has generated a lot of discussion since its completion in July of last year. The battle, which raged for the nine months (October 2016 to July 2017), provides many opportunities to examine as it relates to modern and future warfare. The battle’s decisiveness and the consequences of that decisiveness are striking to consider.