Yesterday I wrote about the U.S. military's decision to reverse its approval of Michael Hastings' application to embed with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, clearly in retaliation for the Rolling Stone article he published on Gen. McChrystal and the failing counter-insurgency strategy. Hastings is my guest today on Salon Radio to discuss this episode and the broader issues it raises relating to embedding and war reporting.
The discussion, which is roughly 20 minutes in length, can be heard by clicking PLAY on the player below. An MP3 can be downloaded here. The embed rules we discuss can be read or downloaded here. A transcript will be posted later today or tomorrow.