War “protester.”

Putting the war in Afghanistan on trial

Holly Lewis reports from the court-martial of war resister Victor Agosto, who won even before his trial for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan began.  (She saw more of the summary court-martial than his lawyer did.)

August 10, 2009

Through the looking glass

THE MORNING sun beat down on the entrance to Fort Hood, the Army base in Killeen, Texas, where Spc. Victor Agosto faced a summary court-martial for refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. Carloads of antiwar activists passed through the checkpoint despite warnings from base officials that only a handful would be permitted inside the courtroom.