By Seymour M. Hersh
Considering the fact that September eleven, 2001, Seymour M. Hersh has riveted readers — and outraged the Bush management — along with his tales in The New Yorker, together with his step forward items at the Abu Ghraib criminal scandal. Now, in Chain of Command, he brings jointly this reporting, in addition to new revelations, to respond to the serious query of the final 3 years: how did the United States get from the transparent morning whilst hijackers crashed airplanes into the realm exchange heart and the Pentagon to a divisive and soiled struggle in Iraq?
Hersh demonstrated himself on the vanguard of investigative journalism thirty-five years in the past while he broke the inside track of the bloodbath at My Lai, Vietnam, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize. Ever for the reason that, he's challenged America's strength elite by way of publishing the tales that others can't, or won't, inform. In exposés on matters starting from Saudi corruption to nuclear black marketeers and — months prior to different reporters — the White House's fake claims approximately guns of mass destruction, Hersh has cemented his popularity because the crucial reporter of our time.
In Chain of Command, Hersh takes an unflinching glance in the back of the general public tale of President Bush's "war on terror" and into the lies and obsessions that led the US into Iraq. He finds the connections among early missteps in quest of Al Qaeda and failures at the floor in Iraq. The e-book features a new account of Hersh's pursuit of the Abu Ghraib tale and of the place, he believes, accountability for the scandal eventually lies. Hersh attracts on resources on the maximum degrees of the yank govt and intelligence group, in international capitals, and at the battlefield for an remarkable view of a very important bankruptcy in America's contemporary background. With an advent through The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, Chain of Command is a devastating portrait of an management blinded by means of ideology and of a President whose judgements have made the realm a extra harmful position for America.
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Greenberg and W. Ganz (eds), Desert Storm: and the Mass Media. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 99–112. Zayani, M. (2005) The Al-Jazeera Phenomenon: Critical Perspectives on the New Arab Media. Boulder, CO: Paradigm. 3 News in Iraq Ahmed Al-Rawi and Barrie Gunter I raq has experienced considerable national turmoil over the past two decades as a result of its involvement in a number of regional conflicts. Political regimes have been challenged and overthrown and the country’s governance temporarily taken out of its own hands.
The result was chaotic: the new parties whose heads and members mostly resided outside Iraq came with their own sectarian or ethnic agendas, while hundreds of thousands of young Iraqis remained unemployed and many faced continuous humiliations at the various US-controlled detention centres scattered across the country. Under the new political system Iraqis, including journalists, became polarized towards their own sect, ethnic group or tribe, seeking protection amid the overwhelming lack of security.
The first Saudi newspaper was Al-Hijaz which was launched in 1908, followed by newspapers in Kuwait in 1928, Bahrain in 1939, the United Arab Emirates in 1966, Oman in 1970 and finally Qatar in 1972 (GCC Publications, 2004). The number of published newspapers dramatically increased at the end of the twentieth century facilitated by technological developments in publishing and printing. Daily newspapers, magazines and other publications emerged across all the Gulf countries. By 2002, for instance, there were 176 news publications in Saudi Arabia, 80 in Kuwait, 72 in the United Arab Emirates, 27 in Oman and 22 each in Bahrain and Qatar (GCC Publications, 2004).