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Friday, May 16, 2003

U.S. Army Officer Refuses Orders to Shut down Al-Jazeera

According to this Wall Street Journal article, the U.S. Army issued orders to seize and shut down a TV station in northern Iraq. The orders were not carried out. Major Charmaine Means refused to violate her American principles of freedom, and was relieved of duty. Sadly, that's one less person in the Army that knows what's worth fighting for.


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