Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Soldier Who Killed Herself After Refusing to Take Part in Torture
She had committed suicide after refusing to take part in torture. Naturally, a cover-up followed.
I was the first national reporter to write about her case, after a local radio newsman uncovered it. I've updated it since and wherever I write about it the articles draw wide readership and comments. She was also featured in my new e-book on the war, So Wrong for So Long. Here's my most recent piece, from The Nation two years ago. And, unfortunately, the plague of suicides continues to run at records levels in Afghanistan and among war vets here at home.