How the U.S. Army Turned Against One of Its Best Soldier for Doing the Right Thing.
From War on the Rocks: How the System Went After a War Hero: Jason Amerine Goes to Washington.
The word “hero” gets thrown around a lot and is probably overused, but there’s not much debate when it comes to applying it to Amerine.
None of that, however, seemed to matter in September when Amerine was told to report to Army Criminal Investigation Command. There were no official charges against him but that did not stop the Army from trying to humiliate him by taking his mug shot, fingerprints, and DNA in order to list him in a criminal database.
His alleged crime? He had spoken to a Member of Congress about the U.S. government’s broken and dysfunctional hostage recovery process.