Friday, October 8, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Military Secrets - Anthony Shaffer
Anthony Shaffer has written what he thinks is a heck-of-a-book. He's a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. And his book has got spies, terrorist plots, international intrigue, government conspiracy. And according to him, it's all true.
The problem is that it's such a compelling yarn, the Pentagon won't allow it to be published. In fact, the Pentagon went so far as to buy all 10,000 copies of the original book ... so that it could destroy them.
There's now a different -- and heavily edited -- version of Anthony Shaffer's book on store shelves. It's called Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan, and The Path To Victory. Lieutenant Colonel Shaffer was in Washington.
Last Word - Puppy Ban
We ended the program this week with something The Current's Ellen Saenger is working on for Monday's program. Puppy Mills are universally vilified for the abusive ways in which they rear pets for sale. To combat these mills, the city of Richmond is about to become the first jurisdiction in Canada to ban puppy sales in pet stores. Ellen Saegner gets the last word today to tell us more about this upcoming story.