Soldier box : why I won't return to war / Joe Glenton.
London ; New York : Verso, 2013.
xi, 170 pages ; 21 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: Remand, 2009 Youth Basic training First posting To Kabul Kandahar Promotion and flight Oxford and Africa AWOL 'Nam Australia Home Struggle Pro-peace Remand Waiting for trial Prison Appeal and the letters Reckoning Resisting the turnkeys Civilian Soldier and scholar Debriefing.
"When the War on Terror began, Joe Glenton signed up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas left him disillusioned, and he returned manifesting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Refusing a second tour, he went AWOL and left the country, but returned voluntarily to fight his case, with the military accusing him of desertion. Despite being threatened with years in prison, he continued to speak out and won the support of many of his fellow soldiers. Unsparingly honest and powerfully written, Glenton's account of his personal war against an unjust occupation is the true story of an ordinary soldier standing up for his convictions, refusing to take part in a pointless conflict, and taking on the military establishment."--Publisher's website.
KD6278.D47 .G54 2013
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