The U.S. President Donald Trump is considering pardons for the U.S. military soldiers accused of or convicted of war crimes, shooting unarmed civilians in Iraq.
He has asked for the immediate preparation of paperwork and files of the accused and the convicted soldiers, The New York Times reported.
The soldiers will be given pardon on the Memorial Day, May 27.
The Justice Department has pressed for the work to be completed before the Memorial Day.
Pardoning accused and convicted war criminals has not been done in recent history.
Some legal experts say such pardons could erode the legitimacy of military law.