|Conscientious objector sets stage for annual gathering. Army Spc. Katherine Jashinski, fighting back tears Thursday as she explained why she is a conscientious objector, set the tone for this week's SOA Watch protest just outside the gates of Fort Benning. What started 15 years ago as a protest to close the School of the Americas, which trained military personnel from Central and Latin America, is also becoming an anti-war movement.
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