Dahr Jamail, author of "Beyond the Green Zone," brings us inside
the movement of military resistance to the occupations of Iraq and
Since 2006, a majority in the United States have opposed the
continued occupation of Iraq, and increasing skepticism surrounds
the escalation in Afghanistan. But how do the soldiers who carry
out the American occupations see their missions?
Fragmented reports of battalions refusing orders, of individual
soldiers refusing redeployment and taking a public stand against
the occupations have trickled into the mainstream reportage over
the last five years. But how deep does the current of resistance
run? What makes soldiers decide to go AWOL, file for conscientious
objector status, and even serve sentences in military prison for
their acts of refusal?
Dahr Jamail's comprehensive study of the today's military resisters
sheds new light on the contours of dissent within the ranks of the
world's most powerful military.
Praise for Dahr Jamail and "The Will to Resist"
"Dahr Jamail's human portrait of the men and women who turned
away from the project of empire should serve as a beacon. These
returning veterans know the essence of war, which is death, and
have been maimed by the trauma of industrial warfare. They have
found, despite their pain, the moral courage to recover their
conscience. The truth they tell demands that we find the courage to
make our nation accountable for the crimes committed in our name."
--From the Foreword by Chris Hedges
"Dahr Jamail is one of very few journalists who have displayed
the courage--physical, intellectual, and moral courage--to tell the
truth about the invasion of Iraq. In this outstanding book, he
describes the often secret resistance within the U.S. military as
soldiers reclaim their humanity and, with searing honesty, offer a
glimpse of how America's wars on the world might end." --John
Pilger, award-winning independent journalist and author of "Freedom
Next Time: Resisting the Empire"
"Based on his experiences as an investigative reporter in Iraq
and in his frequent conversations with Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans, Jamail vividly portrays issues of conscience for military
personnel during wartime. As a woman veteran, I thank him for
exposing sexual assault and rape in the military--including the
warning that of women seeking help from the Veteran's Affairs, one
in three has been sexually assaulted while in the military.
Jamail's work provides indispensible help in our understanding of
the costs of war to our own military as well as to countries the
United States occupies."
--Ann Wright, Retired U.S. Army Reserves Colonel and U.S. diplomat
who resigned in opposition to the Iraq wa
Dahr Jamail is author of the book "Beyond the Green Zone:
Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq."
Jamail's work has been featured on National Public Radio, the
"Guardian," "The Nation," and "The Progressive." He has received
many awards for his reportage, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize
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