This is a hard-hitting, down to earth piece of reporting by Time correspondent Weisskopf who, in one swift moment, moved from reporting on the story, to becoming the story. He had
returned to Iraq to report for Time Magazine
's 2003 Person of the Year feature (The American Soldier), but he found himself shipping home sooner than expected with 26 other wounded ("enough men for a platoon") on the regular casualty airlift - which leaves Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights - some of whom were destined for Ward 57, the specialist ward for male amputees at the military's Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington; and, thanks to some high level dealing, Weisskopf joined them, becoming the first civilian to be treated on the ward.
If you're looking for a gung-ho story of military heroism, or a polemic on the Iraqi War, Blood Brothers
is not for you - it is not a...
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is a senior correspondent for Time
working out of Washington D.C. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner
of a number of awards for journalism including the Daniel Pearl Award for
Courage and Integrity in Journalism. As an investigative reporter for the nation
section. he has scored many scoops, including the smoking-gun letter of FBI
whistle-blower Coleen Rowley and broke stories on Arthur Andersen's shredding of
Enron documents, President Bill Clinton's deal with prosecutors and several
Monica Lewinsky stories.
In addition to Blood Brothers
, he is co-author of two books: Truth At
, a book on the Kenneth Starr probe published in April of 2000, and
Tell Newt to Shut Up
, a book about...