A Daily Kos diarist, Unstable Isotope, paints Scott Beauchamp as a "whistle-blower."
I started thinking more about what [Right-Wingers are] doing and I realized they are actually playing a very deep game. They are intimidating whistleblowers. They may have been too late to stop Pvt. Beauchamp, but how many other potential whistleblowers out there see what is happening with Pvt. Beauchamp and decide it is not worth the trouble?Would-be whistle-blowers in the Army who would prefer to remain anonymous can call/email the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to report violations of the UCMJ. For Air Force personnel its the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI); Navy personnel (including the Marines) have the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Of course, one is supposed to try to report violations up through his/her chain of command first and see whether the chain takes steps to correct problem behavior.
Did Beauchamp tip the CID about the events depicted in "Shock Troops" before he anonymously tipped TNR? Did he report those events up his chain before that? I'm guessing that the answer is 'no' to both questions.