Pentagon Tried to Thwart LA Times' Investigation Into U.S. Soldiers' Alleged Murder & Torture of Afghans

They say that truth is always the first casualty of war, but with the Pentagon - and the Bush Administration in general - truth is regarded as a MUCH larger enemy than al Qaeda OR Cindy Sheehan. ::smirk::

From Editor & Publisher:

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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