Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Friendly Fire

Penetrating the Pentagon for information is one of the toughest tasks a reporter can undertake, but Josh White of the Washington Post succeeds in his story, "An Army Death, and a Family Left In the Dark." White uses documents and interviews to try to unravel the mystery of what happened to Army Spec. Jesse Buryj in Iraq in May of 2004. The Army told his family that Buryj had been shot to death, but the Pentagon stonewalled them when they tried to find out why. The family suspects that politics and diplomatic intrigue played a role in delaying their finding out the truth: that he was killed by friendly fire.


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