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The Resource The killing of Osama Bin Laden, Seymour M. Hersh

The killing of Osama Bin Laden, Seymour M. Hersh

Label
The killing of Osama Bin Laden
Title
The killing of Osama Bin Laden
Statement of responsibility
Seymour M. Hersh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Writing style
Review
The Pulitzer Prize winner builds on his reputation as an iconic investigative journalist, skewering the conventional wisdom about the death of Osama bin Laden.In four linked essays originally published by the London Review of Books, Hersh (Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, 2004, etc.) excoriates President Barack Obama, some of his national security aides, and members of the military for allegedly lying repeatedly about covert international maneuvering. Although satisfied that bin Laden is indeed dead at the hands of the U.S. military, the author wonders how Pakistani leaders could have been unaware that the terrorist financier and spiritual leader was residing in their midst. Hersh questions the White House version of how bin Laden was discovered inside his housing compound, whether American Special Forces acted independently of the Pakistanis, and whether bin Laden's body ended up at the bottom of the ocean, as publicly stated. The title essay focuses on bin Laden, while the other three build on that topic to delve into American conduct in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, and other countries invaded by the U.S. under George W. Bush and Obama. To push his compelling scenarios and larger themes about the government's "high-level lying," Hersh relies heavily on unnamed sources—even more than much of his previous reporting for the New York Times or the New Yorker. His reliance on anonymous sources has led to questioning of his newspaper, magazine, and book exposés dating back to the 1960s, but his reputation for accurate journalism remains intact with numerous editors and readers. The essays are densely composed, sometimes presupposing extensive reader knowledge about American military and diplomatic involvement in the affairs of geographically remote nations. Context beyond the content of the London Review of Books pieces would have added value to Hersh's reporting.(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2016)
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10481245
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hersh, Seymour M
Dewey number
327.73009/05
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Obama, Barack
  • Assassination
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Military policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the real story behind the lies
Label
The killing of Osama Bin Laden, Seymour M. Hersh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killing of Osama Bin Laden -- The red line and the rat line -- Whose Sarin? -- Military to military
Control code
1553124
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781784784362
Lccn
2016002833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784784362
  • (OCoLC)936205617
Label
The killing of Osama Bin Laden, Seymour M. Hersh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The killing of Osama Bin Laden -- The red line and the rat line -- Whose Sarin? -- Military to military
Control code
1553124
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781784784362
Lccn
2016002833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784784362
  • (OCoLC)936205617

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