Q&A with Michael Hastings
Michael Hastings discussed his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, which… read more
Michael Hastings discussed his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, which expands upon his June 2010 Rolling Stone article that resulted in the firing of General Stanley McChrystal. He described how he was granted access to the general and his closest staff, and his surprise upon hearing the them make blunt remarks about political leaders, leading diplomats, and European allies. He addressed criticism of his reporting techniques and talked about other war reporters dating back to Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam during the Vietnam War.
Michael Hastings graduated from New York University with a degree in English and was a Newsweek war correspondent from 2002 to 2008. His first book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad chronicles the death of his fiancée in a terrorist bombing in Iraq. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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