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Pursuit of the Truth

On August 20, 2015, in Dr. Dan Updates, Miscellaneous, by FreedomForum

When we hear the phrase “military justice,” most of us recall Jack Nicholson in the movie “A Few Good Men” saying, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth.”

A JAG officer is a commissioned officer who serves as an attorney in the US Military. Many JAG officers perform routine tasks such as preparing wills, power of attorney forms, or filling other legal needs of military personnel. As part of the military justice system, they may serve as prosecutors or defense attorneys in trials in which decisions can determine freedom, prison time, or even execution.

In an ideal world and like their civilian counterparts, JAG officers pursue the truth and seek a just verdict based on that reality.

But what if the wheels of military justice were corrupted by the internal politics of the military or political elite? Pursuit of the truth then becomes a pawn in the hands of the oligarchy whose greed and lust for power demands an outcome favorable to their chosen agenda.

That’s when the “truth” becomes a lie used to cover up unwanted and inconvenient facts. Such is the case with “Extortion 17” the largest single loss of life for American forces in the Afghan War and the largest single loss of life event in the history of the US Navy Seals.

On August 6, 2011, a high value Al-Qaeda leader was pinned down in a native village in Afghanistan by U.S. Army Rangers. A 17-man SEAL team was dispatched to capture the target alive. They boarded a Chinook helicopter with a crew of five.  Prior to take off, seven of eight Afghans also on board suddenly deplaned and were replaced by another seven who boarded at the last minute in violation of military protocol. The Chinook helicopter is designed for troop transport and is minimally armed but was accompanied by two Apache attack helicopters. The entire operation was being overseen and overflown by an AC-130 close air support gunship. The Chinook was named “Extortion 17”.

As the Chinook approached its destination, the AC-130 saw Taliban fighters running toward a building with a tower to shoot down the incoming Chinook. The two Apaches and the AC-130, with firepower more than ample to eliminate the enemy before the Chinook arrived, were denied permission to attack and protect the incoming Chinook. Current rules of engagement prevent air strikes unless there are assurances that no civilians will be injured.

The Taliban hiding in the tower shot down Extortion 17 with three rocket-propelled grenades, killing all 30 soldiers on board. In spite of reports that the Taliban were tipped off to the location of the Chinook’s landing zone and even after numerous congressional and military investigations and hearings, the families of those soldiers have yet to receive a fair and honest accounting of this incident.


Dr. Dan’s guest on Freedom Forum Radio this weekend is Don Brown, a former United States Navy JAG officer and former Special Assistant United States Attorney stationed at the Pentagon.  Since 2003, Don has authored ten military and legal novels, including Zondervan’s riveting “Navy Justice Series,” a dynamic storyline chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer Zack Brewer.

Don BrownDon’s latest book is Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six, a non-fiction account of the tragic loss of American SEALs and their Chinook crew in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.

Don Brown graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1982, and after finishing law school, continued his post-graduate studies through the Naval War College, earning the Navy’s nonresident certificate in International Law.  He lives and practices law in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Part one of this three part interview airs this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, on WJRB 95.1 FM and streamed live over the Internet. Part two airs August 29-30, and part three airs September 5-6.  All programs are available by podcast following air time here.

3 Responses to “Pursuit of the Truth”

  1. Ray Kimball says:

    Sounds like Vietnam all over again. It’s what happens when politicians run wars and set engagement rules/policies. One has to wonder why we keep getting into wars we don’t want to win?

  2. Paul McAuliffe says:

    Protect our borders from terrorists. No western powers will bring democracy to the Middle East. Let’s work on it at home.

  3. WD Ross says:

    For being raised atheist I have had a lot of interest from the government concerning certain esoteric abilities. After many U.N.-FED occult projects connected to Project Harmony and Partners For Peace I left the 4th Reich’s New Age religion, and the left-wing politics.

    I am a Judeo-Christian prophecy buff, and belong to Oath Keepers, many ACLJ, and Second Amendment organizations etc. now. I voted for Trump and will jump on the next chopper out to fight these anti-Constitutional-anti-Bible CIA Satanists and the rest of the puky ilk and vermin.

    Now I am considered a traitor or War-Lock to them and DHS does the dirty-work on an almost everyday basis for the past decade.

    An Ex- college instructor in electronics, a Viet-Era Navy veteran is about all of the background I can put here.

    Go to the Michael Strange website forum and look at the relatives of the fallen SF . Pappa Strange has a guy on his left in a black shirt, with necklace and his right arm over Pappa’s shoulder.–he looks exactly like me except I am totally silver-gay haired now.

    In real time, taking a short nap to cool of from the summers heat I had a dream vision. Yes this crack-pot kook can see now or the future once and awhile. ( Down a rabbit trail here :WE will go into a nuclear war– probably after a Civil War .PERIOD! No maybe or if. In many dream visions over the years I have seen the USA engulfed in flames and mushroom clouds!) That is another topic. Now about Extortion 17.

    I saw a CH-47 going from SW to NE with mountains in the background. A flat valley full of sage brush or some sort a bushes everywhere to hide under.
    A sand-jockey/towel head jumps out and fires and RPG from the east side of the chopper. It was very low and very slow like doing 30-30’s over sand. It smoked and circled to a hillside with more rock and cover–I’d say the pilot knew they had to land. It did not explode.

    They were out-numbered 20 to 1.Many got out and fought like hell. It reminded me of the movie- the Alamo- it went down to hand -to-hand for some. These were the bravest and the best -they did kick butt.

    Like Bengazi and maybe the very same reason they were set-up in my opinion. Forget the legislation and petitions–this country is too far gone. State Separation and all out you know what is the only answer. Or just leave for Panama.

    The USA has had Muslims as leaders of the Presidency, the CIA, DHS etc. etc. etc. . How can this happen with the majority of the population being cowardly passive Christians subdued by the lies of electronic evangelism.

    Then they TV mind controlled androids sucker for the bad guyact called Osama and the good-guy act called Obama. They both work for the same Islamic oil cartel steered by the Jew killer Nazi Soros.

    This international Intel Coup d’ eta of the USA was invented and carried out un-challenged! And somebody on that flight “knew too much””.

    The SEALS, Green Beret and Marines need to not drain the swamp but go down in their underground interstate tunnel systems, South Pole hide outs and doomsday bunkers and exterminate all of the rats within the CIA-NSA-DHS-NRO community ,the media and Holly-Weird.

    Until that is done it will just be more of the same.
    Until then I will sit here sipping my Tea ,waiting for another party to barf out my esoterical egotistical etherical obtuseness.

    That is all I saw and all I know and it is the truth but so far since 2011 nobody believes it and all I get it horrible responses–so- forget contacting me.

    Thank You and Good Day!

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