Three years into the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, Michael Hastings — the journalist whose reporting cost General Stanley McChrystal his job — wrote a Rolling Stone story on the missing soldier, a piece which the magazine called ‘the definitive first account of Bowe Bergdahl.’
Hastings, who died in a car accident in Los Angeles in June 2013, had unparalleled access for that story.
He spoke to Bergdahl’s parents, who had by that time stopped talking to the press, following ‘subtle pressure’ from the army, and he quoted from emails the young soldier had sent to them, documenting his growing disillusion with the war and the US military.
Hastings also spoke to sevhttp://viewpointsofasagittarian.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=70036&action=editeral unnamed men in Bergdahl’s unit — soldiers who, we now know, had to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement forbidding them from discussing the soldier’s disappearance and search with anyone — let alone one of the top investigative journalists in the country….
Having read on several occasions in addition to recently preparing a post in which I referenced Hastings’ Rolling Stones article about Bowe Bergdahl, in each instance, I revisited the death of Michael Hastings.
In so doing, it was not lost on me that Hastings is but one of the Americans who ended up on Barack Obama’s assassination list. If not Obama’s assassination list, then a list belonging to someone else in the federal government. H/t From the Trenches World Report.