A Marine's Arab Spring
I have an article in the current edition of Reader’s Digest, but in case you don’t subscribe or you’re not in a doctor’s office, here it is… In Helmand, Afghanistan, August 2009 (Snorre Wik) On the morning of September 11, 2001, I sat in a conference room at a resort in Desert Hot Springs, California, with dozens of other Marines as a tall one-star general in a...
Al Jazeera English debuts in NYC →
By BRIAN STELTER Every cable news channel has its moment. CNN had the gulf war. Fox News had the war on terror. And Al Jazeera English had the Arab Spring. But six months after widespread protests erupted in the Middle East, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera has not gained distribution on any major cable or satellite systems in the United States. The channel’s supporters say they feel it has been...