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‘The Cursed Platoon’

Clint Lorance had been in charge of his Army platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road. A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed.
Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump. His troops have suffered a very different fate.
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