This Memorial Day, as we remember the military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, we should also note that many of our bravest troops are suffering a terrible injustice today at the hands of their own government.
The following was sent by a SOF reader in response to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s letter to Al Sharpton about his plans to protest Arpaio’s enforcement of immigration laws in Maricopa County, Arizona.
It is said that there are two kinds of lawyers: those who know the law and those who know the judge. And then there is Harold Koh, the man who is likely to be the next legal adviser to the State Department. Koh most recently served as dean of the Yale Law School and before that as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Clinton administration. He is a prolific author and a legal activist of the left.
Staff Sgt. Lincoln V. Dockery said he didn’t even see the grenade that sent shrapnel into his right forearm while charging insurgent fighters in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, 16 November, 2007. “Someone yelled out, and I looked up and saw it coming. My hand went up and a hot, sharp feeling went through it,” he said.
On 21 May, 2004, Mahdi militiamen engaged a convoy consisting of approximately 20 British troops from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 55 miles north of Basra, Iraq. A squad from the Princess of Wales Regiment came to their assistance. What began as an attack on a passing convoy ended with at least 35 militiamen dead and just three British troops wounded. The militiamen engaged a force that had restrictive rules of engagement prior