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For God and Country
Faith and Patriotism Under Fire
By James Yee
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- Hardcover $27.00 $34.00 CAD
- ebook $15.99 $20.99 CAD
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In September 2003, after serving at Guantanamo for ten months in a role that gave him unrestricted access to the detainees — and after receiving numerous awards for his service there — Chaplain Yee was secretly arrested on his way to meet his wife and daughter for a routine two-week leave. He was locked away in a navy prison, subject to much of the same treatment that had been imposed on the Guantanamo detainees. Wrongfully accused of spying, and aiding the Taliban and Al Qaeda, Yee spent 76 excruciating days in solitary confinement and was threatened with the death penalty.
After the U.S. government determined it had made a grave mistake in its original allegations, it vindictively charged him with adultery and computer pornography. In the end all criminal charges were dropped and Chaplain Yee’s record wiped clean. But his reputation was tarnished, and what has been a promising military career was left in ruins.
Depicting a journey of faith and service, Chaplain Yee’s For God and Country is the story of a pioneering officer in the U.S. Army, who became a victim of the post-September 11 paranoia that gripped a starkly fearful nation. And it poses a fundamental question: If our country cannot be loyal to even the most patriotic Americans, can it remain loyal to itself?
- On Sale
- Oct 11, 2005
- Page Count
- 256 pages