What It’s Like to Have an American War Criminal in Your Barracks
The U.S. military’s biggest mass murder in decades happened under Dan Fields’s watch. For the first time, he opens up about the war crime—and the criminal.
It was 3 a.m. when a knock woke Capt. Dan Fields.
“Hey, Skipper,” a voice said. “You need to wake up.”
Fields, a Special Forces team leader, was used to these interruptions and not overly concerned as he pulled on sweatpants and a T-shirt just before dawn on March 11, 2012.