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Gareth Porter

Arlington, Va
Independent Investigative Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  us relations with pakistan, iran nuclear, war in afghanistan, u.s. policy toward syria, us-iran diplomacy, us national security policy, us intelligence
Doesn't Cover: issues, security, other, than, national

Investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014).

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Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who writes on national security issues. He has contributed regularly to Inter Press Service since early 2005 on US policy toward and relations with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan and Syria. He received the Gellhorn Pri...

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@GarethPorter — 9,724 followers, 4,072 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

@Woofcoast Indeed, those who oppose US wars of intervention and Cold War with Russia must find ways to get Sanders to change those and other positions.

Sep 24, 2017

Sanders foreign policy speech's unnoticed central theme: US war policies serve the interests of the powerful few. 

Sep 24, 2017

@CL4Syr @Qoppa999 Clearly no car wheel, but can how one confidently judge that no human had set foot around it?

Sep 24, 2017

@CL4Syr @Qoppa999 Wouldn't bits of asphalt crumble off the edges as the scene was being prepared (with traffic stopped) and get scuffed away in the process?

Sep 24, 2017

@Qoppa999 @CL4Syr Clearly asphalt bits from the hole but what does it mean to say they are "fresh"?

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Bureau Chief in Saigon for Dispatch News Service in 1971

How is social media changing news?

By offering opportunities for journalist for other than corporate media to cover and interpret stories.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because I realized that connecting the dots and revealing stories that were not obvious or actually hidden is what I do best.