Tue, 22 September 2015
I mentioned this story briefly yesterday. It's about a couple of special forces guys who got into some trouble when the beat up an Afghan police commander who who chained a young boy to his bed and raped him repeatedly.
This is apparently a quite common occurrence in Afghanistan and it comes a no surprise to those of us who spent time there. The U.S. military now wants to punish these soldiers for their actions and it raises some serious concerns.
This isn't the first time it's happened. It turns out many soldiers and Marines had raised concerns with their command about the sexual abuse of young boys. Even abuse that was happen on base. But the military leaders told their troops to ignore the issue suggesting it was "their culture".
It's a terrible tragedy and one that needs to be brought to light.
We'll also talk today about the drug company that recently increased the price of one of it's drugs by 5,000%. Is this a case of a drug company seeking "excessive profits" or is there some deeper problem with the system?
All that on todays show. Listen now!