Friday, September 15, 2006

Army escalates charges to silence Lt. Watada

NEWS RELEASE. Sept. 15, 2006 (Ft. Lewis, WA) – In a surprise move today, the U.S. Army chose to add an additional specification under the charge of Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman for comments Lt. Watada made Aug. 12 during a speech to the Veterans For Peace national convention in Seattle. Lt. Watada stated “to stop an illegal and unjust war, soldiers can choose to stop fighting it.” The additional, gratuitous charge raises the stakes in a widely publicized and controversial case. Read more...

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