Independent journalist Dahr Jamail discuses the mistreatment of conscientious objectors on U.S. military bases, systemic “warehousing” of AWOL and injured soldiers, the redeployment pressure faced by soldiers with serious brain injuries or PTSD and the support network available for those seeking conscientious objector status.
MP3 here. (18:51)
Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Jamail reported from occupied Iraq for nine months as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last five years.