Joe Glenton

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(journalist, author)
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Born1972
NationalityUK
"As a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, it saddens me but I'm gonna be honest with you and tell you that the last 20 years in Afghanistan was a complete waste of time, waste of money, waste of lives."

Joe Glenton is former defence journalist. He was a British soldier for six years, serving in Afghanistan. His book, "Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror", was published in 2013.[1]

AWOL

In March 2010, Joe Glenton was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment having joined the British Army in 2004 and going absent without leave in 2007 after serving with the Royal Logistic Corps in Afghanistan.[2] The court martial was told that Glenton, who later campaigned against 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, had suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after his first tour of duty. He was released from a military prison in Colchester in July 2010.[3]

Anti-war campaign

Joe Glenton wrote a series of anti-war articles in The Guardian:

Double Down News

Joe Glenton has produced several YouTube videos with Double Down News:

20 wasted years in Afghanistan

A complete waste of time, money and lives!

"As a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, it saddens me but I'm gonna be honest with you and tell you that the last 20 years in Afghanistan was a complete waste of time, waste of money, waste of lives."[4]


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