First Officer Announces Refusal to Deploy to Iraq

Ehren Watada is a 27-year-old first lieutenant in the United States Army. He joined the Army in 2003, during the run-up to the Iraq war, and turned in his resignation to protest that same war in January of 2006. He expects to receive orders in late June. He is poised to become the first lieutenant to refuse to deploy to Iraq, setting the stage for what could be the biggest movement of GI resistance since the Vietnam War. He faces a court-martial, up to two ... Full Story »

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Topics: War in Iraq
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Posted by: Posted by Lewyn Li - Jun 15, 2006 - 9:06 PM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Jun 28, 2006 - 11:45 PM PDT

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by Lewyn Li - Oct. 1, 2008

A probing but respectful interview with Ehren Watada, a first lieutenant in the US Army who refused to go to Iraq. The interviewer was sympathetic to Watada, but the interview was not a hysterical rant against the war in Iraq. Watada came off as thoughtful and eloquent.

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