Michael Hastings is the reporter who wrote a Rolling Stone article that featured then-US Afghanistan military head Stanley McChrystal dissing his own president, who not surprisingly, got sacked for that. Guernica has an interview with him where he dishes out some interesting takes on the dirty side of the US military leadership including conducting psy-ops on the public and even US senators, the futility of the war in Afghanistan and whether military intervention for humanitarian purposes in countries is really feasible. Hastings, who will have a book out on Afghanistan later this year , takes an admirable stance on the journalistic questions of war reporting.


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