AWOL Soldier Deserts Army on Afghan Anniversary

This weekend marked eleven years since US troops first landed in Afghanistan to begin its so-called Operation Enduring Freedom, but on the anniversary of America’s longest-running war, has it been more of a success or a failure for Uncle Sam? Sgt. Micah Turner served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, but says his job consisted of merely making “propaganda” for the US military. Sgt. Turner is still an active duty member with the US military, but over the weekend he deserted the Army and now expects to face felony charges. Sgt. Turner shares his thoughts with RT shortly before turning himself in “peacefully, but not quietly,” and Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies weighs in on America’s legacy in Afghanistan, 11 years on.

 

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