An Interview with Sarah Olson

"In May 2006, freelance journalist Sarah Olson interviewed Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada for and National Radio Project's 'Making Contact.' Watada is the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse orders to deploy to Iraq (he considers the war to be illegal), and as a result became the first military officer charged with public dissent since 1965. Lt. Watada faces four counts of conduct unbecoming an officer. The Army has subpoenaed Olson to testify in Watada's court martial, which is slated for the first week of February, in order to verify the statements Watada made to her, which are already a part of the public record." Here is the interview with Sarah Olson.