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Oscar-nominated ‘Dirty Wars’ Aims To Make A Covert War More ‘real’

Rowley and Scahill joined forces to tell what was happening on the ground. That snowballed into a documentary, “Dirty Wars,” now nominated for an Oscar.
Oscar-nominated ‘Dirty Wars’ Aims To Make A Covert War More ‘real’

Via PBS News Hour:


“Dirty Wars” director Richard Rowley talks to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the dangers of investigating covert American wars in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill are both war reporters who have been covering America’s military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. During their time in Afghanistan, they began to notice a trend of night raids on Taliban members. Dozens would be killed or captured, but there wasn’t any more information in the two-line press release than that.

“We were seeing on the ground in Afghanistan a cover...

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