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Medal of Honor recipient and Kentuckian Dakota Meyer is back in the news. He’s suing defense contractor BAE Systems. Meyer worked for BAE, but took issue with the company’s plans to sell thermal sniper scopes to Pakistan.

Meyer says BAE responded to his concerns by ridiculing him. He left BAE in May for another firm, but says his BAE supervisor told his new employer that Meyer was mentally unstable and had a drinking problem.

“BAE disputes Sergeant Meyer’s claims, but they’re not disputing them in specific,” said Wall Street Journal reporter Julian Barnes on today’s Here and Now. “They said they’ll wait for a court filing to do that.”

When I spoke with Meyer earlier this year, he said he had worked for a defense contractor but wasn’t treated well. He declined to discuss the matter further.  [click to continue…]

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