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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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The untold story of how and why the Peers Commission covered up Gen. William C. Westmoreland's responsibility for the atrocities at My Lai. 
Yet another point in Theresa May's case for Russian #Novichok" poisoning in Salisbury appears to be untrue. 
.@CraigMurrayOrg finally puts to rest the notion that the nerve agent allegedly involved in UK poisoning somehow implicates Russia, linking to a scientific report that Iranian chemical specialists have produced agents similar to #Novichok in cooperation with OPCW. 
@HandlebarWisdom Of course not. Craig Murray is the reporter of the revelation based on his own FCO source.
New wrinkle in "Novichok" story: UK foreign office (FCO) source reveals UK chem weapon lab Porton Down agreed to FCO's "of a type developed by Russia" formula only under heavy pressure -- much like what was applied on Blair's Iraqi WMD "dirty dossier". 
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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.