Military Tried to Thwart ‘LA Times’ Afghanistan Investigation

By: E&P Staff

The military, including Pentagon officials, sought to thwart a Los Angeles Times investigation into deaths and possible torture by soldiers in Afghanistan last year, according to a report by Craig Pyes on Harvard University’s Nieman Watchdog Web site.

The article details how officials sent hundreds of emails to try to control information about Special Forces activities, and offered “media engagement training” and “family readiness groups” to soldiers and their families in case Times reporters called about the issue.

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