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Changing Hearts & Minds

Mar 27, 2021

CHM029- First Platoon (Interview with Author Annie Jacobsen)




Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s new investigative work has profound implications for democracy. First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance (Dutton, 2021) reveals the full account of the platoon of young soldiers sent to Afghanistan whose experience ended abruptly in tragedy under 1st LT Clint Lorance. The larger part of the story, one never comprehensively reported before, is how the platoon was unwittingly involved in a shadowy Defense Department program to capture biometrics. Jacobesn also reveals details on how flawed data was used to make a case for Clint Lorance’s Pardon. Author Annie Jacobsen joins Jeff for an in depth interview on the events and untold details of how this was much more than just a war crime. 





First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance

By Annie Jacobsen



Other Works By Annie Jacobsen:


Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins


Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis


The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency


Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America


Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base



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