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How The NYT Won Int’l Reporting Pulitzer

Behold the “special coverage” that won the New York Times a Pulitzer for international reporting:

American soldiers, left, prepared for a possible Taliban attack at a small castle at their base, Combat Outpost Lowell, which is near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan and is a frequent target of attacks. This photo, and the articles below, are part of the coverage that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Pakistanis Mired in Brutal Battle to Oust Taliban

By JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH

In a vital corridor to Afghanistan, the Taliban has proven far more resilient than the Pakistani Army anticipated.

November 11, 2008worldNews

G.I.’s in Remote Afghan Post Have Weary Job, Drawing Fire

By C. J. CHIVERS

An American outpost near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan draws attacks away from populated areas.

November 10, 2008worldNews

Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda

By ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI

A 2004 classified order allowing the U.S. to attack the Qaeda terrorist network anywhere in the world was used to authorize nearly a dozen undisclosed attacks.

November 10, 2008washingtonNews

Bush Said to Give Orders Allowing Raids in Pakistan

By ERIC SCHMITT and MARK MAZZETTI

The order allowing Special Operations forces to act without the prior approval of the Pakistani government underscores U.S. concerns over Pakistan’s ability and will to combat militants.

September 11, 2008washingtonNews

Evidence Points to Civilian Toll in Afghan Raid

By CARLOTTA GALL

The Afghan government, human rights officials, and a U.N. investigation back up the account of villagers who say 90 civilians were killed in a U.S. airstrike.

September 8, 2008worldNews

Right at the Edge

By DEXTER FILKINS

The Taliban and Al Qaeda have established a haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas along the Afghan border. This is where the war on terror will be fought — and possibly lost.

September 7, 2008magazineSpecial Report

Pakistanis Aided Attack in Kabul, U.S. Officials Say

By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Pakistan’s spy service helped plan the bombing of India’s embassy.

August 1, 2008worldNews

Pakistan Marble Helps Taliban Stay in Business

By PIR ZUBAIR SHAH and JANE PERLEZ

The takeover of the Ziarat quarry has enabled the Taliban to turn themselves into a self-sustaining fighting force.

July 14, 2008worldNews

Amid U.S. Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan

By MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID ROHDE

American accommodation to Pakistan’s government and a shift away from counterterrorism efforts to preparations for the war in Iraq helped make Pakistan a haven for Al Qaeda.

June 30, 2008washingtonNews

Militants Escape Control of Pakistan, Officials Say

By CARLOTTA GALL and DAVID ROHDE

Pakistan’s premier military intelligence agency has lost control of some of the Pakistani militants it has nurtured.

January 15, 2008worldNews

Yes, what prize-winning reporting it was, too.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “How The NYT Won Int’l Reporting Pulitzer”

  1. PatriotOne says:

    Such biased anti-American reporting by the NYTimes has earned the paper a prize….. Not
    the Pulitizer, but a first-quarter loss of $74.5 million dollars!!!

    One can only hope that this prize-loss will be followed by others in even great amounts…..


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