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Gareth Porter

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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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Biography

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 — 10,727 followers, 4,342 tweets

@ExumAM You don't concede that US refuelling of Saudi coalition planes is an indispensable condition for the #Yemen War, and that it could not and would not have been fought without Obama administration prior consent? If you do, what does this argument really mean?
This is very important info on Trump's foreign policy that you won't find in the corporate media: how a neocon interventionist who wants to keep the U.S. at war without end has become #McMaster's key deputy. Kudos to my friend Kelley @Vlahos_at_TAC for this scoop.  https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/953097823926484993 
The mistaken Hawaii alert is yet another compelling argument for all Americans to demand the Trump administration end its stupid and reckless policy of suggesting it would strike first against #NorthKorea if it does not end its nuclear and missile testing.  http://nyti.ms/2FCSaXc 
Still unpublished UN report says “Yemen as a state has all but ceased to exist” and rule of law is "deteriorating rapidly". Obama and Trump and their brilliant anti-Iran strategists who have given #Yemen this gift that keeps on giving please take a bow.  http://wapo.st/2DafspR 
RT @jeremyscahill: The same Democrats who denounce Trump as a lawless, treasonous authoritarian just voted to give him vast warrantles… https://t.co/msVx8BiIUW
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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.