Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Moral Disaster of US Army in War and Resisters
ARMY INDIFFERENCE TO KILLING, SUFFERING, AND INJUSTICE, BRADLEY MANNING, AND
A former Army intelligence analyst in
There are very few analysts -- current or former -- who are willing to speak openly about their experiences in
The untold story is that the
During my first week in basic training, I watched a man nearly die of pneumonia and heat stroke in the
By the time I was 20, I had a rifle and a top-secret security clearance. My mission in
My first night at
I also worked as a targeting analyst compiling intelligence data for "preparation of the battlefield." In this, I weighed the lives of my fellow human beings -- military and civilian, American and Iraqi -- and decided fates with the stroke of a pen. By my 21st birthday I was responsible for many deaths. In
Another Army intelligence analyst -- 23-year-old Bradley Manning of Crescent, Oklahoma -- was arrested in Iraq in May 2010 on suspicion of releasing restricted military documents to the WikiLeaks website. For outing war crimes and causing a year-long public-affairs crisis for the State and Defense departments, Manning spent nearly 10 months in maximum-security, solitary confinement at the Quantico Marine Corps base in
Though several years apart, Manning and I went through the same training course at Fort Leonard Wood and the same intelligence analysis school at
Manning also allegedly discovered classified footage taken from Army Apache helicopters during a 2007 air-to-ground attack near
Many of my friends who went to
Evan Knappenberger is a disabled Iraq war veteran, a student, and a community peace activist living in Bellingham,
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