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Open Criticism from Soldiers Tests Military Policy

Americans make many sacrifices when they join the armed forces, including some free speech rights. Soldiers who publicly criticize the military risk consequences for violating rules meant to maintain morale and discipline. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports.

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Adam Hochberg
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Adam Hochberg reports on a broad range of issues in the Southeast. Since he joined NPR in 1995, Hochberg has traveled the region extensively, reporting on its changing economy, demographics, culture and politics. He also currently focuses on transportation. Hochberg covered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, followed candidates in three Presidential elections and reported on more than a dozen hurricanes.