Drowning in the Desert Vivian Gembara talked about her book Drowning in the Desert: A JAG’s Search for Justice in Iraq (Zenith Press; October, 17, 2008). The book… read more

Drowning in the Desert Vivian Gembara talked about her book Drowning in the Desert: A JAG’s Search for Justice in Iraq (Zenith Press; October, 17, 2008). The book is about her experiences serving as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 defending and prosecuting soldiers during the early year of the war. Ms. Gembara, while still in her late 20s, initiated the first investigation into detainee abuse in Iraq and conducted the first trial of a U.S. soldier there. Following her talk to a law school class, she responded to students' questions.

Vivian Gembara was awarded the Bronze Star for her service as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate General in Iraq. She is currently out of the military and lives in Colorado. close

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Drowning in the Desert

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Program ID:
282329-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 08, 2009 | 2:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 29, 2009 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Feb 08, 2009 | 2:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 29, 2009 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 29, 2009 | 5:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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