Thursday, May 20, 2010

Holzer On Blumenthal, II

The story of Connecticut senate candidate and current state attorney general Richard Blumenthal gets more and more bizarre. It has now gone far beyond the New York Times' conclusive proof that Blumenthal lied about serving in Vietnam. Now we find that among those who defend Blumenthal and support his lies is someone who is himself a Fake Warrior. Well, it's often said that "it takes one to know one."

The Blumenthal flap resulted in the Times' request for my brief comment on the phenomenon of "Fake Warriors" (a term Erika Holzer and I coined), which appeared yesterday in the newspaper. That comment has in turn resulted in many requests for information about our book Fake Warriors: Identifying, Exposing, and Punishing Those Who Falsify Their Military Service.

Here is its Table of Contents:

Introduction

1. The Fake Warriors, Revealed.

2. Harmful Consequences Of Fake Warrior Conduct.

3. The “How” Of Fake Warrior Conduct.

4. Identifying And Exposing Fake Warriors.

5. The “Why” Of Fake Warrior Conduct.

6. Punishing Fake Warriors.

Conclusion.

Appendices:

A. National Personnel Records Center Form 180:
How To Use It To Obtain Military Records.

B. Official List of U.S. Civilian and Military
Prisoners of War Who Escaped Captivity
During the Vietnam War.

C. Official List Of All U.S. Civilian And Selected
Foreign National Prisoners Of War Who
Escaped During, Who Were Released During,
And Who Were Repatriated At The
Conclusion Of, The Vietnam War.

D. Combined List Of All Military Prisoners Of
War Who Escaped During, Who Were Released
During, And Who Were Repatriated At The
Conclusion Of, The Vietnam War.

E. Official List Of Vietnam War Medal Of
Honor Recipients.

Bibliography.

About the Authors.