Archive: Aug 2012

U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are committing atrocities, lying, and getting away with it

By Watchdog August 27, 2012

Jerome Starkey recently reported for The Times of London about a night raid on Feb. 12 in which U.S. and Afghan gunmen opened fire on two pregnant women, a teenage girl and two local officials -- an atrocity which NATO’s Afghanistan headquarters then tried to cover up. Now, in a blistering indictment of both NATO and his own profession, Starkey writes for Nieman Watchdog that the international forces led by U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal are rarely called to account because most reporters are too dependent on access, security and the 'embed culture' to venture out and see what's happening for themselves. Read more

Complete Audio List

August 7, 2012

A collection of all audio excerpts from the Winter 2009 issue on a single page, in the order they in which they appear in the magazine. Read more

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