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In March 2003, US diplomat and former army colonel Ann Wright resigned in protest at the Bush administration's policies on Iraq, North Korea, Israel-Palestine and at the curtailment of civil liberties in the US after 11 September 2001. PN caught up with h

Long and winding road

PN: OK, so tell us a bit about your background -- how and why you got into the military and about your personal journey.

AW: Well I joined the military right after I graduated from college, mainly because I wanted