Army journalist resists return to Iraq

Jun 12, 2009

Samantha Schutz

by Courage to Resist | 28:45 min.

Home on leave from Iraq in the summer of 2008, Army journalist Samantha Schutz decided to go AWOL rather than return to that country and be part of a war she opposed. With the help of a lawyer and a GI rights counselor, she arranged to turn herself in, and in June of 2009, Samantha was released from the Army with a general discharge under honorable conditions. This Courage to Resist interview with Samantha was recorded while she was still AWOL, waiting to turn herself in.