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Author Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel.

Title The "good soldier" on trial : a sociological study of misconduct by the U.S. military pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq / Stjepan G. Mestrovic
Published New York : Algora Pub., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The hidden patterns of violence in war crimes -- Covering up Major Sullivan's cover-up report -- The Article 32 hearing, or perjuryfest, begins -- Misconduct by investigators, PTSD, and sleep deprivation exposed and ignored -- Lost in translation : testimony by the Iraqi soldiers, and closing arguments -- Inquiry is reopened : kicking the soldiers while they're down -- Additional hearings and empty rituals -- The plea-bargain hearing as a degradation ceremony -- Visits to Ft. Leavenworth and Alexandria -- Conclusions: The lonely crowd disconnected from the lonely Army
Summary An expert witness in legal cases involving rules of engagement and the US?military murder of prisoners, Prof. Mestrovic exposes profound contradictions and systemic flaws that confuse criminal brutality and heroism, making victims of soldiers like Sergeant Michael Leahy who won a purple heart but also was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Army. Airborne Division, 101st.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Atrocities.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Psychological aspects.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Social aspects.
Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq, 2006.
Soldiers -- Iraq -- Psychology.
Soldiers -- Iraq -- Social conditions.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Trials (Military offenses) -- United States.
War crimes -- Iraq -- Tikrīt Region
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel. Rules of engagement?
ISBN 0875867413 (trade paper ; alk. paper)
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