Today, Army Captain Roger Hill joined Sean to discuss his shocking new book, Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by their High Command.
· In 2007 in Afghanistan, despite “vetting” from higher command, Roger’s unit (known as Dog Company) was infiltrated by Taliban spies who posed as translators and other contracted laborers.
· After receiving intel of an imminent attack (and with no help from higher command) Roger took matters into his own hands and interrogated some of the spies. He threatened one, slapped another and fired a gun outside a makeshift holding facility in order to get the spies to talk.
· The spies did talk...and provided valuable intelligence which Roger’s higher command would later ignore.
· Instead of prosecuting the spies, the Army went after Roger and three of his men. They all received other-than-honorable discharges from the Army.
· Prior to this incident with the Taliban spies, Roger’s company had been forced to release enemy fighters no less than 12 other times.
THE ARMY HAS BEEN TRYING TO SILENCE ROGER AND STOP HIS BOOK FROM PUBLICATION:
· In 2008, officers of the Army’s 101st Airborne tried to shield details of Roger’s case from being accessed under the Freedom of Information Act
· In 2016, the Pentagon censored key revelations in the book, despite much of the information having been previously released to the public by the military itself.
Today, Roger is fighting—along with Lt. Col. John Maher—to appeal to the Army Review Board for honorable discharges so his men can receive their GI Bill benefits and attend college.